It is nice to meet you all!

My name is Desmarie Sherwood.  I am currently a rising senior and a Chemistry major.  I am working on a copper ion sensor.  It is related to mercury sensor from summer 2011.  The purpose of the project is to manufacture a ion dye complex that is sensitive enough to detect the heavy metals in biological environments.  I am really grateful for the opportunity to so summer research again and  I am really looking forward to it.

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Exit: Summer Research

First of all, I would like to thank all individuals and organizations involved in my participation in this year’s Summer Research program. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent in lab.  I have grown tremendously as a researcher during that time.  My confidence in myself and my ability to become a better, more experienced student is affirmed and I readily await the new school year.

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The Change-Up

Good afternoon,

I am not a fast worker.   Not for academics nor for research.  Thank God, however, that multitasking does not require speed.

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If you can do it…I can do it too

Good afternoon,

The task these last weeks was to provide my lab-mate with more of a specific dye derivative.  She had a small store synthesized by a student, now graduated.   I didn’t think the process would be particularly difficult.  The other student seems to have operated the procedure multiple times and all I have to do now is follow her directions.  LIES.

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Enter: Research

Hello Desmarie again,

Of all the lessons I’ve learned during my time as an experimenter, the idea that research is constant, vigil editing proves to be the most important.  It is nit-picking and at many times frustrating.  But I cannot complain much since I willingly selected myself to pursue further endeavors in the field.   And in my time so far I have attained numerous skills propelling my hopes of becoming a proficient researcher therefore the nit-picking and the obsessing and the frustration pays off.

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