The rest of the week, I've been trying to figure out hwo to do this hydrofluoric acid alkelator project. The HF Alkelator basically helps to make gasoline with higher octanes. It's a pain and three quarters to simulate, and I'm just starting to get the idea of how it will need to be done. I was supposed to meet via telephone with the guy I'm doing the project for, but he postponed it until Monday. I hope he can give me some direction because this is really sucking at the moment.
Holly is coming back down tomorrow. Not sure what we'll do, but I think one of the plans was to watch movies of some kind. It will be good to see her again.
Yesterday, I went to an AICHe (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) meeting in Knoxville. Those meetings generally have a speaker talking about something Cheme related so that we can get continuing eeducation credit if we need it. My goal in going was to network with people and ask around casually about finding a job. It was a very positive experience. First of all, being a student, I didn't have to pay for the meal at Calhoun's (a really nice steak house). Second, the job situation for me is looking really promising here in East Tennessee. I wrote Eastman Chemical a message yesterda about where I might send resumes. I havent' heard from them as of yet, but I have faith that I'll find out soon enough. I also got encouraging words from the folks at Y12 and ORNL, both of which would be good jobs. Everything continues to fall into place, so we'll see what happens in the way of real jobs On the 2nd, I'll be doing a presentation for the East Tennessee Economic Council, and then on Monday, will be doing a presentation for the big bosses at the National Labs. I'm excited.
That's about all that's been going on here that is of merit. This is an exciting time of my life, and I hope I can continue, or start to make good decisions.