So I meant to post this last night but I am sure this is fine. I can not believe that we are in our final week of this internship. I have gained so much knowledge and experience and am so excited to continue to pursue my career in the Earth Sciences. I am also very… Read More

This is the beginning of the last week of our program. The last few days/nights have been spent in front of my computer trying to analyze/interpret data, and put my poster together. I am excited and anxious for the week ahead! There is still much work to be done!… Read More

Coming up to the final week and I’m feeling pretty good about where I’m at. Definitely not excited about the presentation but I feel like I will have enough time to practice with my mentor group and with the cohort and I should do well… I hope. I spent the last week trying to finalize… Read More

Man. What a whirlwind of an experience this has been. Finishing up my poster and presentation in a few days. Can’t believe that we will be presenting our research in 2 weeks. Nervous about memorizing what I need to memorize. This past week we had our crowdmag day. Thanks for Vanessa for attending. She was… Read More

So, the panic can now start setting in! I cannot believe that we only have two weeks. This past week, I have been doing a lot of lab work in order to analyze the samples that we collected in the field. I have extracted the DNA of my water samples as well as the over… Read More

This summer is really zooming on by! Now that my field season has gotten into full swing, time seems to be moving much faster. I’m making progress with R Studio, which is super helpful as I continue to shape and analyze the temperature and occupancy data. Looking forward to presenting my results, as they’re not… Read More

Ah! I’ve been neglectful, in terms of blogging. Since my last post, I’ve been out to the field twice. This last time we didn’t take my truck, which proved to be tricky when it came to storing soil samples (we had a few fallen soldiers). I have been VERY busy with focusing on the new… Read More

This week was abnormally hands on. I had to build a second chemostat and that called for a good bit of plumbing. I cut quite a few pipes and swage locked countless things together. there are so many pipes surrounding the chemostats that it looks like a jungle. All for my wee-beasites to grow. I… Read More

So for the past week I’ve been here in Alaska collecting samples of moss and oh boy has it been an interesting learning experience on how fieldwork can go wrong. Because the grant my mentor in working on is a collaboration of various labs, in order to collect samples for this a lot of organization… Read More

What a busy week this has been! We arrived back at RMBL on Monday the 8th and have gotten a lot of work done. This time around, we are lucky enough to have two others on our team, Andrea and Jane. We have all been putting in full days in the field collecting demography and… Read More