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Book Club Meeting

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Book Club Meeting

ESL Meeting Room

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today Bhanu coordinated the Book Club Meeting at ESL Meeting Room. The book the club considered was written by Rohinton Mistry titled “A Fine Balance”. This novel is in Bombay (currently called Mumbai) India during the period of 1975 and 1984, part of the time when India was under Emergency Rule declared by then Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.

I was invited to be present at the book club meeting since I was a college student from South India during that period. There were some questions about the Emergency Rule in India but most of the questions were about the characters in the novel and its impact on the people living through out the world.

Drive to Chipola College

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Trip to Chipola College

Marianna, FL

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Bhanu (and I) drove to Chipola College, Marianna, Florida today to check out the location of this year’s 2014 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. This year’s program will be held at Chipola College starting from October 2014 through July 2015. We drove mostly via the state highways and occasionally taking the Interstate as and when needed. The total drive varied from 1 1/2 h or 1 1/4 h depending upon the route and traffic and delays.


Fizz Boom Read Science Volunteering

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Fizz Boom Read Science Volunteering

Leon County Public Library Eastside Branch Library

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:45 – 2;45 PM


As part of the Summer Reading program of the Leon County Public Library, we were volunteers helping the library staff conduct some science experiments that were fun while encouraging the kids to read.

We were both at the booth where we did a fake volcano using baking soda, vinegar, and detergent. Bhanu helped make the volcano and bought all the needed materials.

We were set-up the Meeting Room North side wall. VtS and I helped with the demonstrations. I had to run after about 1 hour of help. VtS did stay the whole time.

It was great helping the library staff and its partrons.

YSP IRP Starts

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

YSP IRP Starts

Tuesday June, 10, 2014

Today we started the 2014 YSP IRP. Two people joined the lab to do their IRP for the summer term. We will explore the role of water in the lysozyme crystals.

Get New Parking Decal

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

New Parking Decal


Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I went to FSU Card Center and exchanged my old Faculty/Staff Parking Decal for a new one. Today was the second day they were doing the exchange but today’s location was closest to my work.

The process was quick and I spent probably few minutes. I took the old one off of my car and gave it to them. They gave a new one which I quickly put it on my car’s driver side lower left front glass.

ACA 2014

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Attend ACA 2014 Meeting in ABQ

May 2014

Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM


I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association’s at Albuquerque Convention Center at Albuquerque, NM between May 24 and 28, 2014. I participated in one Joint Workshop on Neutron and X-Ray Data Processing.

I was also one of the judges for the Taylor & Francis Biomolecular Crystallography Poster Prize. We judged several posters on Monday, May 26, 2014 evening between 5:30 and 7;30 PM during the M-Poster session. We awarded one poster as the prize winner.

VtS Interview as Freshmen

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

VtS Interview as Freshmen

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tallahassee, FL

Today FSU news featured Vivek’s interview as part of the freshmen class of 2017. He spoke about the school, the faculty, and his goals for his undergraduate studies.

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tallahassee, FL 32306


VtS was featured in the Florida State University’s website as one of the new incoming freshmen.

VTS Volunteers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

VTS Volunteers

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

H Li lab


VTS started to volunteer service at H Li lab in IMB. He has already completed the required hazardous waste awareness and chemical lab safety training last week. He also completed the volunteer paper work and submitted to office manager.

He will primarily watch and learn from the lab people.

Hindu Religious Path

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Hindu Religious Path

Talk at FAMU School of Architecture

Class of Prof Ted White, Friday, March 29, 2013, 11:15-12:05 PM


I was an invited speaker at FAMU School of Architecture in Prof Ted White’s class. I spoke for about an hour on Hindu Religious Path. I covered basic concepts of Hinduism, about Hindus, rituals, festivals and beliefs.

There were about eight students who took the class. After about 35 minutes of talk we had about 15 minutes of question and answer session.