Archive for November, 2011

So long turkey day, hello research

By • Nov 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I sincerely hope that: a) everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and b) no one else was awakened from the deep slumber of their turkey coma by the ominous and looming finals cloud. Like many others I am sure, I set off for the break full of hope for rest, rejuvenation, and A WHOLE LOT OF…
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Semester Roundup

By • Nov 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Are we seriously in the last week of classes already? This semester has flown by. I have had quite a bit going on in addition to writing my honors thesis—applying to grad school in particular comes to mind—but these are all good things. Once school started back up again in August, I finished up some…
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November Updates

By • Nov 30th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have now reached 50 subjects and I have also begun some preliminary analyses to ensure that my task is measuring what it’s supposed to measure, and as of now, it all looks great! Here’s the area we’re focusing on… This data is really promising, and I’m really excited to really get into the data…
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November Update

By • Nov 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Science is based on observations that can be repeated, and so it’s a bit frustrating when you come across a published finding that fails to be repeatable.   To understand what has been annoying, let’s refer back to the yeast lifecycle and how it relates to the question I’m interested in. Diploid yeast can undergo…
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Civilizing the Modern “Primitive” Girl

By • Nov 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

A few months ago, I wrote about arguing for Wharton’s reversal of the feral tale in her novel Twilight Sleep. I have taken that idea and tweaked it a little bit. Here’s a section of thesis that talks about the New Man Dexter Manford’s attempt to “civilize” the flapper, his daughter-in-law Lita:   The New…
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A November Update

By • Nov 25th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I’m going to be on-time with this update! This month has been full of research successes and excitement! With all of my research successes, including the mercury titration fluorescence spectra and the metal solution titrations, Prof. Harbron decided that my results are paper-worthy. So, November has been spent carrying out various experiments to help…
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A November Update

By • Nov 25th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I’m going to be on-time with this update! This month has been full of research successes and excitement! With all of my research successes, including the mercury titration fluorescence spectra and the metal solution titrations, Prof. Harbron decided that my results are paper-worthy. So, November has been spent carrying out various experiments to help…
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A Very Late October Update

By • Nov 25th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I’m sorry that this October blog has taken me so long to post. Schoolwork, grad school applications, and research kept me busy during this month. However, exciting things have happened in the lab! At the beginning of October, Prof. Harbron gave me the okay to move away titrating mercury into my RB-PITC doped conjugated…
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A Very Late October Update

By • Nov 25th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I’m sorry that this October blog has taken me so long to post. Schoolwork, grad school applications, and research kept me busy during this month. However, exciting things have happened in the lab! At the beginning of October, Prof. Harbron gave me the okay to move away titrating mercury into my RB-PITC doped conjugated…
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Getting Numbers Back, At Last

By • Nov 22nd, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Happy Fall, everyone!  Guess what?  For once, I have nothing but good news!  Since my last update, I have run about 80 samples and collected clay and I think I’ll be done with data collection by the end of the semester. I’ve been to Richard Bland twice since my trial expedition, and things have gone…
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