Oct
31

Honors Post 7: Data Munging

As within DNA a frame shift error can have large and often detrimental effects on a data table. I experienced this first hand at the beginning of the month when

Sep
30

Blog Post 6: Halfway there!

“Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty” -John Finley   The past month has been defined by uncertainty: both in the form of grad school induced existential dread and quantifying the uncertainty of my summer data. My two main goals of the past month have been to answer the following questions:

Aug
31

Back in the Burg

I believe the crazy final push of summer research and senior year as a whole can be best characterized by the following excerpt from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson:

Jul
31

The Final Push

With my time left in Maine now waning, the work in lab has transitioned from a marathon to a sprint to collect every last data point and test every idea before it’s time to head home. My mesocosm experiment to test the effects of Eastern Mud Snail Egg Capsules on eelgrass growth has yielded a…
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Jun
30

Getting my feet wet (and muddy)

The past few weeks since I arrived in Maine have been a blur of lab work and field work with only one constant: mud. Professor Allen wasn’t kidding when he said – plan on being in the field every day! We’ve been lucky enough to explore the intertidal habitats of Maine 15 out of the…
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