Jul
      17

      Haraka haraka, haina baraka

      Hello! My second month of research is just about wrapping up, and the following is an update on my ethnographic project investigating the lives of rural-urban Maasai labor migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Thanks for following along!

      Jul
      16

      June Update: Per Angusta ad Augusta

      From the National Archaeological Museum in Naples to the Theater of Maecenas in Rome, I spent the bulk of the past month in Italy, exploring museums and historical sites famous the world over for their collections of Classical antiquities. As a participant in the Rome and Pompeii study abroad program, I gained deeper insight into many of the…
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      Jul
      16

      Workability of TLC-SERS || June in review

      The intended arc of my project is expose samples of artist materials to ozone –> determine which degradation products are present –> identify those products in the sample using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

      Jul
      16

      Full Synapse Ablation Simulation

      I finally got a full run on a small network ablating synapses one at a time. My project focuses on how the mathematical structure of a neural network affects its ability to stay synchronized. My goal is to show that if a synapse is removed that does not change the homology of the network then…
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      Jul
      16

      Start of Research on Sediment Cores

      So far summer research has been filled with lots of lab work.  The first week was just about getting familiar with my sediment cores from a lake, Sandsvatn, in the Faroe Islands (between Iceland and Norway), and recording preliminary descriptions.  I’ve never worked with these types of cores before, so getting used to them was…
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