SERMACS 2019

This post is a little late, but in mid-October, 7 students and I traveled to Savannah, GA to attend and present at SERMACS. I was able to give two invited talks – one on Joseph and Hyejin’s boronic esters project and another on empowering undergraduate...

Edinburgh Dynamic Earth Museum Trip

I decided to use my scholar stipend while studying abroad to explore two different science museums to observe how science is presented to the public in other countries. Two weekends ago, I traveled to Edinburgh to visit the Dynamic Earth Museum. The museum explores...

Seminar Series

I have always been a believer in attending seminar talks. I think this was ingrained in me while I was undergraduate student at Hope College. Early in my time, I was encouraged by faculty members to attend the external speaker talks (sometimes bribed with extra...

Busy Bacteria

If you remember any of high school Biology, you probably know that DNA contains the genetic code for all organisms on Earth. Within its double helix structure are genes, which provide instructions for characteristics such as hair color or eye color. What you probably...

Najwa does TWO conferences

So somehow I forgot to post this at the end of last semester — it has been in the “drafts” folder for a couple of months. Maybe fitting in Najwa’s official last week in the lab before she moves on to her M.D./Ph.D. program at UVA. ~ As a part...
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