Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Typical Day of Summer Research: Week 5

Week Five…already? It’s hard to believe that a whole month has gone by. Nonetheless, I am honored to have the opportunity to conduct summer research and write about my experiences. In this entry, I’d like to write about what a … Continue reading

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Learning to Become a Scientist: Weeks 3 & 4 of Summer Research

These past couple of weeks, I have been amplifying and testing for the presence of DNA in sediment cores (long, cylindrical plastic tubes that get inserted into the substrate) that have been collected. In addition, I have moved on to … Continue reading

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Lessons from Week Two of Summer Research

Hello All! Hope this post finds you doing well. Following last week’s trend (and not being sure of what to write) I decided to think of the lessons learned in the past week. Here they are: 1. The monotonous, mundane, … Continue reading

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Introductions

Hello everyone! Since this is my first post, I figured I would introduce myself a bit and then get right to the science. My¬† name is Skyler and I’m a rising junior from Washington state. I’m a biology major with … Continue reading

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My First Week of Research

Hello all! My name is Ariana and I’m currently working on a research project in the Biology department. One goal for this summer is to identify types of bacteria that are found near the rhizomes (root-like structures) of a type … Continue reading

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