Year: 2016

Science finally agreed with me!

I don’t even know how to even start with this last blog post. I learned so many things in this REU! Namely, I learned about the immense amount of thought that has to go into writing methods; every single little

All summer 16, including sediment characteristics of the tidal freshwater zone!

This summer has been a truly amazing learning experience that I will remember and cherish for years to come. I have met so many wonderful people at UTMSI and had the incredible opportunity to make great connections and friendships. I

My FIN-ished Summer Research Project

The last ten weeks of summer has passed by within a blink of an eye, it’s hard to believe that I’ll be leaving in the morning. This REU has been a wonderful experience and has taught me so much about

Diatoms are great

  Abstract time: Structures for motility are non-existent in vegetative-stage centric diatoms yet they exhibit a sinking property and have been found to be positively buoyant. The sinking and ascent rates of diatoms can vary for different reasons within species

Final blog post

Well everyone, this is it, my final blog post for the summer.  I’ve learned a lot and spent some great moments here at UTMSI and I’d like to thank everyone that made it possible.  Our mentors provided us with useful

Epic Summer, New Experiences

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the last day of the REU! At first I was nervous, but I am more than glad I accepted this adventure. During the summer I had the amazing opportunity to work under the mentoring of Deana

Final post

A lot of data has been gathered about lentic ecosystems, such as lakes and ponds, and lotic ecosystems, such as rivers. However, there is a gap in the literature that doesn’t address ecosystems that fall somewhere in between. One example

An awesome summer of research

Hi everyone, this is the final blog post that I’ll be posting for this REU. All in all, I had a great summer of research and learned a lot, and met a lot of great people (especially my REU fam

Isolating Single Cells from Phytoplankton

One of the normal things people say about science, is that things almost never goes by the way you expect them to, that behind every project there are many backup plans, and I’ve proven this to be right. For the

Captain’s Log: Update on Phytoplankton Research

Hello everybody! It has now been about a month living in Port Aransas and working in Dr. Zhanfei Liu’s lab. I must say that I am having the greatest summer of my life here. I’ve met and became great friends