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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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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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Eschewing e-books

My mom likes to tell me that I’m a minimalist, except when it comes to one thing: books. So fittingly, my 2012┬ásummer research project is about the physical book, specifically the intersection between digital publishing (read: e-books) and fine press … Continue reading

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Honest Movement: Exercising the ‘Letting Go’ Muscle

Having done my performance and presented at the AHSS Symposium, it occurs to me that all I have left to do is turn in my Summer Research paper. It also occurs to me… I don’t want to be done with … Continue reading

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