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Managing Students, Managing Friends

2 November 2017

As a project manager (PM) intern, one of my responsibilities has been to manage the progress of the DataSquad’s various projects. I make sure that squad members have what they…

project management

Satellite Remote Sensing at Cornell University

18 October 2017

In June, I had the opportunity to attend an oceanographic satellite remote sensing workshop at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The two-week program was taught by Professor Bruce C. Monger…

Modernizing Mail Merge with Google Forms

5 October 2017

Problem Every term at Carleton, the registrar office has to send every teaching professor an email asking them if they want their class to use self-scheduled exams that term. Until…

New Workflow

Sketching a Backend for Language Placement Tests

5 October 2017

Sometimes, projects come around that DataSquad can’t directly contribute to because the scope of the project is longer than the time any one student will stay at the school. But…

Every Presidential Ad Ran in 2008

30 May 2017

Barbara Allen, a political science prof, approached the DataSquad for help redesigning graphs in her book for better clarity and to meet publisher standards. I was given a word document…

Converting Microsoft Office files to PDF files

28 May 2017

My project was to convert old Microsoft Office documents .doc/.xls/.ppt files to PDF format in order to better preserve the data. MS Word is one of the most popular word…

Managing Students

23 May 2017

I was brought onto the Datasquad to help Paula manage her wide variety projects and be an amateur ‘Project Manager’. While excited to learn about project managing, I was surprised…

Using FileMaker to Design a User Interface for an Inventory Database

16 May 2017

My current project is to design a web and desktop user interface for a physics inventory database using FileMaker. The database is shared between Carleton and St. Olaf College and…

How-To: Use PDFs to Easily Collect Information from Forms

22 April 2017

Here’s a neat little tutorial to get you started with automatic data extraction from PDF forms! Step 1: Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat (NOT Adobe Acrobat Reader. This system…