Archive for July, 2009

picture time.

By • Jul 30th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

dsc03499.JPG Click on the pictures/link to see the whole thing. The beauty of Gonzaga’s rice fields and the Sierra Madre mountains. The research assistants from Cagayan State University. Proud after planting a field of rice.

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Le Roi Danse 2009-07-30 18:51:31

By • Jul 30th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

These past few weeks, I have made a shift from primary sources to theoretical texts. As my pile of books and list of books continue to grow, I’ve started to panic a little… But, after going over my pages of lists of books to read, my advisor helped me to pick out the most important […]

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Bolgar

By • Jul 30th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This past weekend, we took a trip down the Volga to the old capital of the Volga Bulgaria, Bolgar. The city is extremely old, some of the buildings were actually constructed in the 8th century. Volga Bulgaria was a powerful entity in the Volga region, until the Mongols arrived and created the Kazan Khanate. From […]

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Production Stills part 1

By • Jul 29th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Here are some various pictures, or production stills if you will. These were taken when Professor Zuber came up and I showed her around the different sites I am filming. Behind the camera 1 Behind the camera 2 Testing the lights Filming at Ben Lomond Thanks to Professor Zuber for being my photographer for the day […]

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Production Stills part 1

By • Jul 29th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Here are some various pictures, or production stills if you will. These were taken when Professor Zuber came up and I showed her around the different sites I am filming. Behind the camera 1 Behind the camera 2 Testing the lights Filming at Ben Lomond Thanks to Professor Zuber for being my photographer for the day […]



Two Kinds of Electron Microscopy

By • Jul 28th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last summer I was also working in the Thompson lab.  My favorite part was being trained to use the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).  Light is made up of photons that have a wavelength between 400 and 700 nanometers.  Thus, the image from an optical microscope cannot have a resolution higher than that wavelength.  Electrons have […]

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The First Product in 3 Weeks!

By • Jul 28th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Dry solvents and glassware have worked!  I must be more patient with my new process because of the boiling off of the solvent: I have to watch for bumping and am constantly regulating the vacuum… there is a reason they invented the rotovap, or a few.  My major roadblock was the solid mass of lipstick […]

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so many adventures

By • Jul 25th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  We were supposed to have finished our surveying by now, but we still have two barangays left to go. We will hopefully finish these on Wednesday of next week, and spend the interim days entering vast amounts of data into the computers. As of right now, we’re focusing heavily on the fisherfolk because the […]

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planting rice

By • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

 I spent my Sunday morning planting rice for the Dela Luna family farm in Barangay Progressive. Mr. Dela Luna had been interviewed for the survey, and had a lot of interesting perspectives and answers to the questions. He sent his daughter, Marvi, over later with some purple organic rice so we could give it a […]

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Considering Conductivity

By • Jul 21st, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last time I wrote about having dual goals: conductivity and reflectivity.  It had come to a point where I had to set one as our primary goal, since it appeared impossible to maximize both qualities.  Although shiny things are nice, I gave the edge to conductivity.  The electrical applications trump the optical ones.
Unfortunately, that’s not […]