Always Buy in Bulk: The Batch TGA Process

By far, the best thing about being in lab everyday, all day is the sense of continuity. During the school year, I log about four hours a week and on rare occasions, a little extra. I’m finding out that’s not enough to get the true sense of continuity of the lab. Seeing projects and long procedures go from beginning to finish.

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Unexpected Setbacks

Sometimes life will throw a curveball when you don’t expect it.  Last week, the archaeology lab I am working at flooded.  With water covering the entire floor my project had to take a back seat to rescuing our collections and relocating operations to a storage unit.   Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that the lab has flooded.  The facility that houses our lab has had issues with bad water pumps, resulting in a similar flood a year ago as well.

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Getting My Bearings

One week of research is almost over; it’s hard to believe. I’m still in the early stages: lots of reading for my lit review, resubmitting to the IRB, choosing stimuli for our program, and working on designing the program itself.

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