Final Post: Growth and Luminescence of V. fischeri Ecotypes across a Salinity Gradient

This summer my project presented a unique opportunity to become acquainted with biological research. From coming up with a research question and experimental design to data collection and analysis, each stage presented its own unique challenges that have helped me become a better student and scientist.

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Contemporary Design with Historic Jerusalem – Final Post

In conceptualization and conversation, Jerusalem is known for what it was or for its significance to particular groups, rather than to the structure of the city itself. As my first formal foray into contemporary architectural history, I studied the dominant architectural styles of the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly from 1970 onwards. I analyzed the built environment of Jerusalem through three architectural styles, focusing on the Old City and several areas of the city immediately surrounding it.

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Final Post

Classes have now begun and my summer or research has come to an end. Over the course of the past couple of months I have learned a lot about what it means to be involved in biological research, both in the lab and out in the field. From mountain biking and hiking in 100 degree weather in order to collect ticks, to running PCR’s and gel electrophoresis, my summer was an exciting learning experience. I gained quite a lot from this journey both academically and mentally. Spending several hours every day in pants and long sleeved shirts on mountain bikes and through brambles and thick underbrush is not the easiest thing I have ever done. Despite the physical challenges that this presented though, I woke up each day feeling excited for the day to come.

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