Monthly Archives: December 2010

Back to the drawing board. Again. This time with cookies.

How is it possible that EVERY single lab that I would be interested in working in is full?? I met with Professor Rothman during finals week and had a very nice chat with him about his lab and graduate school

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Deciding where to take my research next…

Over the last year in the McNair Research Program I conducted a study on the division of childcare labor in gay male partnerships, and while I did produce some interesting findings I’m unsure of where to take my research next. 

Posted in 2010-2011, McNair Scholars

Anonymous and Operation Payback

Everybody has heard of the recent news story regarding Julian Assange and Wikileaks. But what I found more interesting was the underground, decentralized network of hackers, “Anonymous,” that is fighting back against the perceived injustices done to Assange. Operation Payback targets major

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA


Finals are over and I’m home!🙂  Now, I’m just waiting anxiously for grades to come out. I’m honestly not expecting anything good. :( Definitely planning on balancing my time better and working my butt off next quarter. I still need to

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Oh Lord, I’m stuck in Lodi again

The quarter is finally, FINALLY over, and I’m happily back in Lodi. The last 10 weeks have been an experience to say the least, and while it was perhaps not the most pleasant I’ve definitely learned a lot about what

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Fall Quarter Part IV

This fall quarter has gone by in a flash.  Experiencing my first upper division class load was initially mind boggling.  Last year it was fairly manageable to put in a lot of hours in the lab outside of my class

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Free at Last

SO…finals are over!!! This is a great thing because “other classes” is the excuse I use most often when referring to the lack of progress in my research. Now that Fall 2010 is officially over for me, I can spend

Posted in 2010-2011, McNair Scholars
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