Posts Tagged ‘Chemistry’

Study Groups!

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Tonight I experienced my first ever study group! I feel that I probably should have experienced them before now, but better late than never! I was studying chemistry with two of my friends that are in my dignitas class. We met in the ground floor suites lounge with our backpacks and laptops, sat around the big wooden table and got to work! We sat in the lounge for an hour and a half to two hours doing chemistry. We stayed focused and got quite a bit of the assignment done; the assignment isn’t due until the end of the semester so we have some time, but we want to keep up with lecture. I probably couldn’t have accomplished as much as I did without the help of my study group. No matter what the class or what year you are in in school, study groups are helpful and fun!

Lima Bean Research

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Today between classes I ran into one of my old roommates/teammates/friends. After chatting with hm for a few minutes he asked if I wanted to see what he has been researching. Obviously I was curious! Wes proposed a research idea earlier in the year to one of his professors. The professor liked Wes’s idea and decided to bring him on his research team. Wes Hedlund, a senior here at CSS, is researching the affects of certain disposed products such as, batteries, tranformer boards, etc. on water and plant growth – lima beans. In the picture below, the large lima bean plants (left) are healthy. If you look to the far right of the picture you can see what looks to be like a filter into a large flask. In the top of the filter is old battery parts and in the flask below is the water (brown) that has been drained through the batteries – disgusting!  This is simulating on a small scale what the inappropriate disposal of batteries is doing to the soil, farm like, and water after being buried in the land fill for just a short amount of time.


Labs N’ Stuff

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

As a science major we typically don’t have labs the first week of class. This means that today was my actual first day of school! It went well! I had three lectures consisting of, Management Communications, Physical Chemistry, and Genetics. Being the intense classes that they are I already have readings to do for the night. The books pictured below are what I’ll be spending my night with! It’s just a friendly reminder to make sure that you study something that you love. Luckily, I’ve got no problem learning more about chemistry and biology!


Never Enough Science

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Documenting…’s just as important as the research itself!