I was a vacation student at AMOG during the summer of 2019-2020. I worked within the safety department on a variety of safety and marine-related projects. One of the biggest projects I helped work on was updating the Shear7 Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) prediction tool, in which I helped validate calculations for the addition of a new calculation for stick-slip hysteresis. I also performed sensitivity analyses on various functions on SHEAR7. These tasks required me to use programming languages such as Julia and Fortran.

The main challenge I faced during this project was my limited knowledge of and familiarity with the program (and associated programming languages). Fortunately, everyone I worked with were easily approachable and always happy to help.

The workplace culture at AMOG is extremely welcoming and my coworkers were very supportive. I always felt like I was a part of the workplace and was always given help whenever I needed it. My time working here was overall enjoyable and I am very thankful to have received this opportunity.