Category: student projects

Who gave you that golden dollar?!

My experience here has been INCREDIBLE! I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by and that tomorrow we will all be leaving. 🙁 I have loved every moment here and to be honest, I don’t really want to leave. The

So Long Port A

Beyond Recycling: A Closer Look into the Association Between Algae and Bacteria Charles Davis1, Dr. Deana Erdner2 Rice University1, University of Texas Marine Science Institute2 Although phytoplankton and bacteria exist in two separate domains of the phylogenetic tree of life,

“That’s All, Folks!”

Well, I’ve reached the end of my ten weeks and the REUisMe program, I’ve had the time of my life! I’ve learned so much in the academic and personal aspects, I’m extremely happy I came here and that I had

Amazing Friends, Fantastic Research, Final Bog Post: Oh My Time Sure Does Fly By!

I can’t believe that is the last week, time sure does fly by when you are having fun and working hard! This summer has truly been one of my best, meet and made great friends from in lab to my

And That’s a Wrap!

I am so thrilled and sad that this program is over. I had such a great time creating bonds, learning about dendrochronology, and just living the island life in general. The REU symposium is tomorrow and I am so nervous

Ohio (Come Back to Texas)

I cannot believe how extremely fast this summer has passed by and I am so incredibly thankful that I was able to spend it doing something I really enjoyed. I had no idea going into this program if I would

Raising baby fish is harder than I thought

When they told me i was going to be raising fish I thought it would have been easy. I had some goldfish for a couple months and they practically raised their selves but this was something completely different. First off,

Mid REU Update.

Hey everyone! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the program and I’m excited for whats next. My project is well underway. So far we have successfully uploaded the sequence data, and used QIIME, a program for microbial ecology, to

C1V1 = C2V2 (And other fun stuff too!)

My title is the chemical formula for diluting solutions. Why, you may ask? It’s because I am trying to make myself remember it any way I can, I use it all the time and every day I forget. My mentor must

Ally’s Adventures on the Aransas River

Hello again! It’s hard to believe that I am already halfway through the program. I’ve gotten to experience so many fun things down here in Texas and the research feels like it is flying by. So far the other REU