This past week the main thing we did was go on a field trip to UCSD. I went in the car with Makai, Rafa, Jonathan, and obviously Makai’s mom. The ride there was alright nothing crazy happened or anything that’s worth noting at least. When we arrived we had to walk into one of the buildings. From there we split up into multiple groups. We split out actual bio groups in half so some went and did something while others did something else completely different. The purpose of this was to make it so some of the group members that would experience or learn something would tell the rest of the group what happened and what they saw.
When we split up we spent a pretty long time walking. We went to the autism research lab. When we first got there, we were all sat down and watched on of the I guess researchers? Give a pretty extensive and overall in depth presentation. She told us how they used games as a way to stimulate the children's many sensors. This really grabbed my attention. They talked about game design and software development. Which is something I am super into, I have always had a huge fascination in making things especially things that could change things such as help a child with autism. So honestly her telling me that the big part of them creating the games had me super intrigued. I never would have associated technology development with autism research. But none the less that was my biggest take away and I think it is cool because I was able to see that software design and engineering does not just stay in one place but instead has many different places to apply it to.