Aug
26

Summer(y) Post!

Wow! What a summer for research and science!! My work this summer was hugely successful by a number of metrics. First, it was wonderful to get as much good data as we did. I’ve been working on variations of this same experiment for a year and a half, and only this summer have we gotten…
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Aug
21

The Next Year (Writing)

Going into the semester I’m starting to think about next steps for my thesis. I need to meet with my advisor to talk about the data we have and figure out what other data I need to collect. As it stands now I have a lot of data on the effect of aged vs fresh…
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Aug
21

ACS Water Conference

I would love to write this blog post after I attend the ACS Water Conference in San Diego, but I want to finish up my posts before the school year starts! August 25th-September 1st I will be in San Diego, California to present a poster on the work we did this summer. My professor will…
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Aug
19

The Importance of Method Development

I have actually been working on the same experiment for nearly two years. Although some specific variables have changed and the methods have evolved over time, I have still been running some variation of “photolyze liquid and measure concentration” since I joined the lab. This has shown me the huge difference that experimental conditions can…
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Aug
16

FIREX Collaboration

Part of working in a lab this summer involved collaborating with other students and researchers on their projects. There were a lot of opportunities for everyone to pitch in and help on research that wasn’t our primary focus. Some field in science and chemistry can be really competitive, but the nice thing about atmospheric chemistry…
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