Oct
      31

      October Update

      This update will be brief, as I am currently working on the first chapter of my thesis! The draft is due November 2nd, and I’m nervous but also really excited. My thesis has evolved a lot since I last posted. What I realized as I started researching and writing in earnest was that I had set…
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      Oct
      24

      Fiber Festival, State Fair, and an Inordinate Amount of Readings

      Most of this month has been reading: lots and lots of reading. I’m trying to get through a book a week, which is a tall order for someone who is usually super slow at reading. But I’m reading about animals! So of course I’m enjoying myself.

      Oct
      22

      October Update: Learning to Balance

      It has been a busy semester so far! I have two studies up and running on the online psychology study participation system (SONA) and am making great progress with both of these. We need about 40 more participants for our in-person study and 60 more for our online study. Already this semester, we have run…
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      Oct
      22

      Eclogitization in the Lofoten Islands: Structural Analysis

      Much of the first few weeks with my thin sections were devoted to the petrologic aspects of my research. As I mentioned in last month’s post, I carefully analyzed each thin section for the minerals with which it was made up, made preliminary measurements, made decisions on which thin sections would be best to use…
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      Oct
      18

      Very late September update: Underrepresented College Students Study

        During September I was able to recruit and conduct baseline survey among 63 Non-underrepresented and 59 underrepresented freshmen. There were few more other participants who were excluded due to their nontraditional social status (Not a part of any social class; may be a non-degree seeking student) and immigration status despite their non-underrepresented status based on…
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