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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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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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An Introduction of Sorts:

Hi! I’m Emi. This is my first post on the voices page, so I figured I would start off with some introductions. So hello! This is me: You may have noticed a camera in front of my face! Well, that … Continue reading

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England trip!

Where to even begin? England was gorgeous, although rainy, and the time went by so fast. Aside from the research, I saw some fabulous medieval castles and churches, Virginia Woolf’s house, many historical sites that are somewhat of a blur, … Continue reading

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