Regular Member Meeting 2017 09 12
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Time and Location
- Called to order at xxxx pm by xxxx
- Members present:
- Members remote:
- Others present:
- Quorum met?
Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
Project Awesome Reports
Project SUPPLIES - Mirage
Project EXPANSION - Mirage
Project HAMRADIO - Jeff
Project Electron Microscope (SEM) - Enrique
I am not working on this; too many other things. Julia et al are working on providing a digital interface to the new vacuum gauge with an opto-isolator.
Project Optical Table Robot (OTR) -Julia
Project CRISPR -Enrique
We repeated the protocol carefully with Sophia doing the plating and protocol and good temperature control during the process. But it didn't work, again. I suspect our freezer may not be good enough for long-term storage of the protein and DNA ingredients. I've written the vendor to ask for help because we've spent over $500 in both HacDC money and donated supplies and equipment so far and it hasn't worked once. Regardless, we're planning to press ahead with a Saturday workshop so people can learn about CRISPR and get a hands-on feeling for what the process is like. Nancy and Sophia are working on a video. firstname.lastname@example.org
Project SpaceBlimp -Enrique
We aborted the launch of Spaceblimp 7 during the solar eclipse. Long story short we were not ready and driving 8 hours down to the SC border on a weekday was a high bar for a group of volunteers. We should do Spaceblimp 7 more locally just as Spaceblimp 6 and take our time testing things and making an interesting payload. I now have a cylinder of Helium at home that we're paying $0.20/day to rent, so we're actively losing money not doing anything. But the tracker(s) are still broken or untested, for example. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Project Media Outreach - Matt
Project IT Infrastructure - Tom
Vice President's Report
- I'm resigning as Treasurer. Good luck y'all.
- We broke about even in August. August financial report is linked below.
Adjourned by at xxx by xxx