Taking an experiment course was something I never thought I would do. I honestly at first only wanted to take the class to have the requirement to graduation but I’m really glad I stuck it out the entire time and got to experience something like this. Coming into this class I had absolutely no idea about plants or transpiration. It took a lot of research and reading to even understand a little bit. I felt like I was constantly behind unless I was reading and doing research. I also enjoyed not having a set in stone class like every other class at the university. It was fun knowing I could come into class every day and not know what we were going to be doing. Everything was at our own pace and it worked out well for most of us.
Besides learning about plants and transpiration I also enjoyed learning about new tools that I can use in the future as well. I never would have imaged printing something in 3D and I did and it actually turned out pretty well. I also love telling people that I once drew with pretty much a robot. Even if it only was a simple design and took only 5 minutes to do, it was a great experience.
For the design part of the class, I felt like it was the hardest. With not a great background in that stuff as well as my two other group members we had a really hard time coming up with what we thought would be a good design. When we finally came up with something we had no idea at all how to get to our end product. Supplies were going to be the hardest part because since we had so many places to connect things we were not sure how to make the connectors. I think if we were able to make the thing and pull it off to how we actually wanted it to turn out then it would have worked exactly how we wanted it too.
There was never a dull moment this semester. We as a class had lots of laughs, many interesting conversations, and not that I can remember but no tears which is also a good thing. I was able to participate in my first student show (which was an awesome experience) and I was able to get to know a few amazing students who also study at UWF. It is a class I will never forgot and something Ill always be able to bring back up in the future. Thank you for a great semester and see you soon!