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Reflections: Weeks Eleven and Twelve

Well…it finally came. My last two weeks of summer research. While it hasn’t been easy, it’s definitely been a rewarding experience and an experience I will always be infinitely thankful for. These last two weeks have had me working very … Continue reading

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Thankfulness: Weeks Nine and Ten

There are days when I don’t feel like doing what I’m doing. This actually applies to most things. For example, there are countless days I don’t want to roll out of bed and go to class. Dishes, laundry, and cleaning … Continue reading

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Week 8: Eating One’s Way Through Summer Research

This past week brought one of the most exciting events of Summer Research: The Annual Summer Research Dessert Competition! Among many entries, there were dessert that resembled fruit flies, mice, and a lizard. My entry was a cake that depicted … Continue reading

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WhAAAAATTT? CAAATTT?: Week 7 and Adventures in DNA Analysis

Last week, I sent off forty samples to be analyzed. Thus, this week has been about DNA analysis. It’s definitely interesting to see all the combinations that can be made with just four letters (ACTG). Well, unless it’s RNA, then … Continue reading

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Finding a Community: Week Six of Summer Research

Hello All! Hope you had a great 4th of July! Mine was filled with friends, fireworks, and good food. Looking back on the past week, a couple of things have stood out. One, getting to read non school related books … Continue reading

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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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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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