Today felt particularly unproductive... Jake disappeared for the entire day again and Preeti (one of the people working with Dr. Jake on the paper) hasn't emailed Chris any data or further details for my project. Therefore, nothing specific could be accomplished. I spent the day working through more IDL tutorials and trying to figure out the code I was given. I wish I had some sort of proof that I am making progress.
Lunch with the other interns was the highlight of my day. Its nice to be getting to know everyone, especially because I can't keep track of all the college students in my lab-- there are many who come and go.