Sep
      07

      August Update

      This month has been largely focused on completing the writing for section 2 of my thesis and beginning the process of researching specifically for section 1. Additionally, I have streamlined my question a bit. It has been a bit of an adjustment going from full time work on the thesis to integrating it into my…
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      Sep
      07

      Milestones in Research: From Reading to Writing

      In this first full week of classes, I have met my thesis advisor to get the ball rolling for the completion of my project at the end of the semester! The most exciting milestone I have accomplished in the past few days is the major transition between the two main stages of my project: reading and writing. Beginning…
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      Sep
      06

      Light and fast

      This last month we have been largely focusing on trying to calibrate our solar simulator. We have run into some problems, in that the test cell we were using only absorbed in the IR, and our lights were UV. We also faced some difficulties in size, one of our test cells was significantly larger than…
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      Sep
      05

      August Update: Return to campus and prep for research showcase

      As I returned to campus and got settled into my classes, I took a brief break from my research to adjust to the workload and my new schedule. Over the course of the last weeks of summer, I worked to locate data sources that will help me answer my research questions. Much of the data…
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      Sep
      04

      Eclogitization in the Lofoten Islands: Thin Section Arrival

      My thin sections have finally arrived and the wait is over! I sent off 20 small blocks of rock (each no more than 3 inches by 1 inch and approximately half an inch thick) and they came back to me in the form of microscope slides. I can now view my rocks samples using a…
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