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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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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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What We Write – Writing at Puget Sound

This week I thought that I’d write about writing at Puget Sound. There are a number of reasons this unequivocally meta blog topic comes to mind. For one thing, Friday was the official, Congressionally-endorsed “National Day on Writing,” which we … Continue reading

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Midterm Update

I can’t believe it’s already been a month on campus! I have been so busy that time has really flown by. Here’s an update on a few assorted things I’ve been up to lately (in no particular order): I’ve been … Continue reading

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Computer Science Internship: Part 2

I haven’t written in since I started my job a bit over a month ago and a lot has happened since then. For those who didn’t catch my last blog post, I’ll provide a quick recap: I am working at … Continue reading

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Spelunking!

Okay, so there is a whole giant list of awesome experiences I had in Arizona.  Even though we were there to work, we did have some opportunities to explore and have fun too.  You’d think that, in the middle of … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research at Puget Sound: A Brief Overview

In my last blog I spent a considerable amount of time discussing summer research grants, but I thought that I would take the time to  revisit student research at Puget Sound for a few reasons. (My previous discussion of summer … Continue reading

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