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March 25, 2011
Here's my attempt at making an FAQ about undergraduate research. Doing research as an undergraduate has been a big part of my education at Oberlin. I've never been completely sure if I want to pursue science as a career, so doing research has made the idea of a "career in science" less of an abstraction, and I know more about what I like and don't like about the scientific process.
December 9, 2010
It's a little-reported fact, but organic chemistry in general is actually composed mainly of working up your product. Doing the actual reactions takes very little time. It's all in the purification.
March 28, 2010
To do this, I siphon off a few milimoles of the mixture, using a lot of liquid nitrogen and a pretty intimidating vacuum system, bring it over to the GC, and shoot it through. Basically.
December 17, 2009
Interest piqued? The title is an anagram for something pretty awesome at Oberlin.
November 23, 2009
Much of the cutting-edge knowledge about the world is out of reach for most of the people who inhabit that world. But access to knowledge is a good in and of itself.
September 3, 2009
If you are interested enough to know how clouds form, then you might also be interested to know about one of the really cool pieces of equipment that we have in Oberlin's chemistry department - a custom-built turbulent flow chemical ionization mass spectrometer.
April 27, 2009
Hello All! I am SOOOOOO sorry that I have not blogged since the ice age. Oberlin can get a bit hectic sometimes and this has been my busiest semester yet. Freshman year was a challenge, but sophomore...
December 21, 2008
Thoughts on finals, US Senate campaigns, and intersections therein.

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