On Tuesday, May 31st my thesis group and I did a one-hour thesis defense in front of our peers, advisers, examiner, and opponents. No other group had a thesis on restoration or quarries so we felt like we were touching upon an important issue that not a lot of our classmates think about. We were able to answer all questions and have now been working on incorporating the feedback into the thesis for the QLA. Overall, the audience seemed to understand and enjoy the topic. It felt good to pass that huge milestone in this research process. Our next step will be preparing a presentation for an international jury member on our topic and methods so far. We hope this stage will give more feedback to improve our project.