Archive for September, 2017

September Update: Charles Center Showcase and Starting Fall Research

By • Sep 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! This first month of school has been very busy with the start of all of my commitments on campus. I am very grateful that my schedule leaves large blocks of time open so that I can go into lab and accomplish a long protocol in one burst. I have been working on finishing…
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September Research Summary

By • Sep 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In September, I attended 2017 Summer Research Showcase and prepared a poster for this event. For preparing the poster session, I talked to my advisor Professor Wang and she not only helped me revise my poster, but also explained all the formula and algorithms related to the materials in my poster. I enjoyed the research showcase…
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September Updates

By • Sep 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! Exciting news!  We tried the new enzyme digestion on the purified ArsR first.  We have been able to see 2 of the 3 aspartic acid residues we are interested in analyzing.  Based on the run I did yesterday, I think we need to increase the amount of enzyme that we are using because we…
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Questionably Questoning

By • Sep 28th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Why do I do the research I do? Do I enjoy it? That is actually relevant as my research has found some new successes, but it’s “uniqueness” and captivation of my attention has recently fallen off of a cliff. As life proceeds forward, I have gotten my self caught up with the routines and daily life…
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Surprising New Discoveries in Data Analysis!

By • Sep 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone. Thank you to those who came out to the summer research poster symposium last week! It was quite a stressful yet rewarding experience. I was very nervous about how to present my research findings to other people, but I managed to deliver my research in an effective way. It was good practice for myself…
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September Update

By • Sep 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After presenting at the Summer Research Showcase two weeks ago and beginning to actually write the first chapter of my thesis, I’m excited to say that my project is in full swing. At the showcase, I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of people who I didn’t know interested in learning about my research.…
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Poster Session? Check!

By • Sep 21st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I didn’t expect it to be, but the poster session felt like a really big deal for me. It was the first time I had really looked at my work as a whole and thought about it in terms of big, streamlined, ideas, instead of being lost in deep detail of individual sections of my…
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September Update: Summer Research Showcase

By • Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As we await the online psychology study participation system to become available to us, I am continuing to pay participants for my new study and am tweaking the design of my online study. In addition, last week I had the opportunity to present my summer research and attend other students’ presentations on their research. This…
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An Academic Theory of Rewilding (?)

By • Sep 13th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my final paper, I attempt to construct an academic theory of rewilding. Rewilding in the academy exists almost exclusively as scientific ponderings on ecosystem health, and almost never as a humanity – which is how it nearly exclusively exists outside of the academy. While it would be typical academic fashion to claim only to…
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Eco-anarchism and climate change

By • Sep 13th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The perception of eco-anarchism in mainstream environmental circles is essentially as a group of people with different calculus or a different timeline; eco-anarchists are simply the more forceful branch of the Sierra Club. This perception is fundamentally untrue. Anarchism is not a program; it is an ethic. Earth First! and other eco-anarchist groups operate off…
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