Last week was a tumultuous one—we suffered from snows storms, ice storms, and even an earthquake, but our project plods on ahead. We met earlier this week at Dr. Gwara’s office in order to discuss our travel to Stanford. We filled out the appropriate Travel Request form—Dr. Gwara taught us to pad our budget by adding additional money on to each category (anywhere from $ 20 to $ 50) because the amount listed on the budget is the maximum reserved for a project by the department—it is therefore better to plan over budget than under. Stanford contacted me, asking for us to contact one of their personnel to discuss the experimental setup—specifically how we planned to mount the open Breslauer Bible. I had hoped to meet with Dr. Gwara at the library on Wednesday, but the arrival of a snow storm kept me snowed in at home. However, Dr. Gwara spoke with Ms. Sudduth at the Hollings Library, producing the following initial sketch.
In other news, we have continued working on our online courses (which deal with matters such as cyber security) in order to travel to Stanford. We have also agreed to stay at the Stanford Guest House for the sake of convenience. Our travel will be between the 18th and 21st of March. I am quite excited to continue working on this project once I return to school next week!