Undergraduate Research Fellows Blog
Not all lab equipment is as high-tech as you might think. Sometimes the most random-seeming household object winds up being one of your most useful tools.
Repetition is an essential component of scientific experimentation--if you want reliable and useful results! Read about Kirsten's joys and woes on this important, but trying matter.
There is always unpredictability in science. This summer, it is most evident in the unpredictability of the weather. Yet, I am still finding ways to push forwards towards the ever approaching end goal.
“The most important thing I know about science is that experiments are not about getting the world to do what you want it to do.”
A quick introduction to me (Kasey Pham) and the Arboretum's stupendous Systematics Lab, for those who've ever wondered what it is that we study in the Herbarium on the third floor of the Admin building.
This past week and a half has been full on! I have been diving head first into the depths of my project, which is both exciting and exhausting. It seems as though the deeper you get, the more questions you have.
I spent some time looking through the history in the herbarium. It was so interesting to see how different individual plants of the same species can be. Also, some are much, MUCH older than I had expected!
During my third week at the arboretum I got to work on a few different projects. For your entertainment, I have summarized these projects into short poems.
Science builds on itself to keep moving forward over time. To make sure I'm helping move science forward too, I've been reading a lot of previously published scientific articles!
This blog post will be primarily dedicated to giving you an overview of my project including how it can potentially help us understand the ramifications of climate change over time.