I work on three research teams here at school, doing marketing research for the Polynesian Cultural Center (my role there is pretty laid back, just data collection, not analyzing), the Student Development Center (I'm in charge of an "occasion-setting" project- how does the therapist set-the-occasion for a relationship between a student who is working through academic issues, and the student's professor(s) and an ethnic specific student development project looking at whether retention rates of Polynesian students improve when they are placed in an academic skills class specific to their ethnicity- I actually presented this at a regional conference earlier this year and am hoping to present at a national conference next May). Finally, I lead a team as part of my stats profs "personal lab."
One of the six projects I'm currently working on is pure lit review which is a little unusual for us since we do empirical, quantitative research, so it's new territory for me. I'm writing a paper on cultural views of science and how different people around the world view science and research in different ways. I just found out on Monday that Dr. Miller wants to talk about this project with some PhDs from Purdue on Tuesday. And I have to have a PowerPoint for them.
Did I mention I'm currently working on six projects for this team- me and my two team-mates? We have a ton to do so when we were given this deadline, do you know how much writing I had done for this project. That's right- none. Thank heavens I had done most of the reading! Though I'm still trying to do some more.
Anyhow, since Monday, I've been getting up at 5:30-6 am and staying up till 11-11:30 at night. Now, that might not seem too unusual for a college student (it is for me), but what is unusual is that I have been working constantly! Except for this blog and when I'm at work, where I also have a few minutes to blog and get on facebook.
So I'm kinda going crazy. I'm in science, culture, journal article, PowerPoint, APA overload. And I think it might be making me lose my mind. I'll be glad when this is done. I'm going to try to finish by mid-Friday afternoon to submit to my "boss"- he supervises all the team leads and we'll discuss and make improvements Saturday (well, he will- I'm going to the Kona temple) and Monday.
Pictures of my night follow. I'm getting a little loopy.
My desk with all my journal articles, my APA publication manual, and the title page of my powerpoint.