I performed research for experimental setup of media and scaffold experiments. [I also] conducted an FMEA risk analysis for a Design of Experiment setup. Observed day-to-day lab operations of cell maintenance. My materials science background was critical to the understanding of cell scaffolds that I brought to the team. My prior lab work allowed me to understand and evaluate proposed experimental setups and easily grasp the work already being done in the lab at the company. I learned a lot about cell culture techniques and the pieces of the puzzle in creating lab-grown meat. My coworkers were great! They were very friendly and helpful and were excited to expose me to South African culture. Peers in South Africa seemed to be friendly but not the most inviting."