Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer so far…

It has only been a week of summer work and so far I have put in more hours in the lab than I would normally in a month during the school year.  I absolutely love it. Spending my time actually

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Membrane Formation with Microfluidics

The school year is over! It’s amazing to think that I’m half way done with college; time passes by so quickly. This summer I will continue my research with my new mentor with the UC LEADS program. Our project is

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Time for summer research

A whole weekend of summer vacation? Sweet!…. Seriously though, I already start work tomorrow? I feel like I just got out of my last final. My summer research project is in a chemistry lab at Caltech. The project is to

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA


Another school year has culminated, and the core of my upper division biochemistry major course have been completed.  Some of the classes I took were way more rigorous than I ever expected (Even though I had been warned about the

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Hectic Spring

Finally I am sitting down to write about my research work this quarter.  Unfortunately I was unexposed to the rays of sunshine in Santa Barbara this spring because all of my time was consumed by studying, research projects, and organizational

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA

Usual finals stress and ect.

I have had a very small amount of time to do research this week but, I think we found a temperature where we can try to get the results we want on Friday which, ironically, is the last day of

Posted in 2010-2011

Time is Tricky

For one thing, I keep losing track of when I’m supposed to be posting! For another, dead week looked a lot longer on the other side of Wednesday. In 12 verrrry short hours I’ve gone from “Oh, I practically have

Posted in 2010-2011, EUREKA
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