css.php

Lab Report

Genetically Modified Food: Risks & Benefits. Does the Good Outweigh the Bad? Abstract Today, when grocery shopping, it is much more common to find genetically modified foods than organic foods. It makes people question why foods are even genetically modified. Genetically modified foods are created for numerous reasons. Some being greater crop yield, more nutritious food, resistance to insect damage, etc. While GM foods come with their benefits, many believe that consuming them may be harmful and can lead to medical issues such as an increase in infertility, allergies, a higher risk of cancer, etc. This lab report will discuss …

Continue Reading

Entry #7

May 3, 2021 It’s been about a week since I’ve completed my lab report. The feedback that I’ve received from my peers and professor has been very helpful to my final lab report. The information that I found was pretty shocking. In my lab report, I focused the effects of GMOs based on the effect it has on rats, its nutritional value when compared to organic food, and whether the pesticides being sprayed on the crops are harmful to the environment. In the study with the rats, it revealed that the group that was fed only genetically modified foods grew …

Continue Reading

Entry #6

April 15, 2021 It is currently day three of Ramadan, so my energy levels are lower than usual. I have less time to complete my school work since I really want to focus on religion this month, but so far I have completed my assignments. I hope that I can remain productive and motivated for the rest of this month. Today, I did some quick research before writing my outline. I ended up gathering up to around twelve sources. I’m not fully sure if I am going to use all of them, but I will figure it out as I …

Continue Reading

Entry #5

April 13, 2021 I’m posting this pretty late, but last week we began brainstorming for our lab reports. I’m not really sure of what exactly a lab report is supposed to look like, but I plan on reading the requirements and looking at actual lab reports. For my discussion post, I chose to write about GMO foods. I don’t know if I want to stick with this topic, but it’s pretty interesting. It’s so much more difficult to find organic foods than GMO foods nowadays, which was pretty shocking to me when I was younger. As someone who trusts nature, …

Continue Reading

Memo

To: Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) From: Shekhar Pokhrel (Topic Supervisor), Fatmah Hassanin (Submission Manager), and Ayah Ali (Research Director) Subject: Cogeneration to Prevent Steam Pipe Accidents and Dangers Date: March 29, 2021 Purpose: The purpose of this memo is to address the potential dangers of steam pipes. To solve this issue, we will describe how heat recovery steam generation, more specifically, cogeneration generators will prevent such dangers while also providing many benefits. Summary: The steam pipes in NYC undoubtedly provide many benefits, some being the heating and cooling of buildings, cooking, and sterilizing, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any …

Continue Reading

Nintendo Switch Technical Description

March 7, 2021 Nintendo Switch            The Nintendo Switch is a gaming console that was developed by Nintendo and released on March 3, 2017. Prior to the release of the Switch was the Wii, then the Wii U. The Wii and Wii U had similar features to the Switch, but were not nearly as successful. The Nintendo Switch became very popular because, unlike its competitors, it offers what other gaming consoles do not, specifically, it offers portable gaming as well as television mode gaming. What’s most unique about it is that it’s a gaming console but resembles a tablet.              The cost …

Continue Reading

Entry #4

April 4, 2021 I’m writing this journal pretty late, but I’m going to focus on what I did during the break. Firstly, I worked with my group on finalizing our memo and submitting it. I look forward to hearing the professor’s feedback on our work. I feel that we worked really well together. Even though we all had a specific role, we still helped one another with the tasks. My partners did a great job at clarifying things that were confusing. I also appreciate the fact that when it came to picking a specific time to work on the assignment, …

Continue Reading

Entry #3

March 23, 2021 Last week, we were paired into groups and began brainstorming ideas for our memo assignment. My group and I decided to write about the steam pipe issue in New York City. In 2018, an explosion occurred because of steam pipes that were poorly maintained. I’ve honestly never even heard of this until someone from my group mentioned it. But, thankfully, there were no serious injuries. However, this doesn’t mean that we can just ignore this issue. It’s important to take accidents like this seriously because it could risk people’s lives. I also found out that the explosion …

Continue Reading

Entry #2

March 9, 2021           Last week, I wrote my first technical description. Before this semester, I honestly had no idea what a technical description actually was. I didn’t even think that I would ever have to write one, but of course, I did. I chose to write my description on the Nintendo Switch. I chose this object because it gives me so much nostalgia. I also love how unique it is compared to other gaming consoles. I think that compared to other gaming consoles, it allows you to connect with your family the most which is …

Continue Reading

Entry #1

February 21, 2021 Before actually starting this journal, I should introduce myself. My name is Ayah and I plan on majoring in computer engineering or computer science. Aside from school, I love learning new things. I recently bought a pair of roller skates and have been practicing in hopes of getting good at roller skating. Some other things I enjoy include learning about new cultures, baking, fashion, listening to music in different languages, and reading. So far, I’m really enjoying this class. I was nervous before the semester began since this is a writing class, which is something I don’t …

Continue Reading