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Belated February Update: Graduate School Visits and Quickly Passing Time

By • Mar 14th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! I apologize for the late update, graduate school visits and spring break have been consuming quite a bit of my time. Quite a bit has happened in regards to both graduate school and lab work so I will update you on both. In regards to graduate school, I have been on two visits so…
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January Update: Cheers to a New Year and Graduate School Acceptances

By • Jan 31st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! It is great to be back on campus. I have been getting back in the swing of things with both classes and my lab work. I have resumed progress on my project, continuing the experiments I planned out last semester. After the completion of these plans, I will meet with my adviser and…
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December Update: Thank You and A Little More About Me

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

Hello everyone and happy holidays! This semester has been a busy one. All of my graduate school applications are in and I have been accepted to two schools. I was able to take advantage of this finals week and work in lab with a similar schedule to this past summer. As we have come to a…
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November Update: Photochemistry and Future Plans

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

Hello everyone! This semester has been flying by! In lab, I have been collecting photochemical results and helping collect data on our last studies for the manuscript under revision. I have also been applying to graduate schools. My applications for University of California Davis, University of California Irvine and Northwestern University are due tomorrow. My…
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October Update: Photochemistry and Graduate School Applications

By • Oct 17th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! It is crazy that we are already half way through October. My focus in lab has continued to be photochemistry. I am testing conditions for the optimal results and characterizing the ligand. I plan on being in lab more this month so that I can make definitive conclusions about the photochemical perimeters. In…
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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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August Update: Wrapping Up Summer Research and National ACS Conference

By • Aug 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! Summer research wrapped up in the first week of August. By the end of the summer, I had synthesized my desired ligand, confirmed its structure and executed a preliminary experiment. At the end of the session, my focus was on collecting data for a related photochemistry project. Working alongside with my colleagues Brett…
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July Update: Synthetic Success and Photochemistry Potential

By • Jul 24th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! This past month has been a very exciting time in my project. I ran my synthetic protocol more slowly the first time, making sure that my intermediate steps were pure before moving on to the next step. I verified that I made my final product but my yield was too small. To gather…
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Synthesis is a Journey

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

Hello everyone! It is hard to believe that a month of research has already come and gone. This month my focus was on starting a new synthesis protocol. This new protocol is designed to fix a previous flaw found in our experiments. To fix this flaw, a new functional group is being added to the…
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Preparation is Key

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

Hello everyone! For my honors thesis, I will be conducting research on campus. This past weekend we moved into housing and today was our first day of work. To start off summer research, we had a lab safety seminar. This seminar was crucial because it makes sure that the right protocol is followed when handling…
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