Science & Research, Science Snippets

Plants and Their Role in the Atmosphere

I finally did it! Here is another science post discussing the role of plant emissions (specifically isoprene) have on our air quality and climate. Admittedly, this is a very brief summary, as isoprene chemistry is currently a hot research topic and there were simply too many avenues to discuss on a simple introductory post. However,… Continue reading Plants and Their Role in the Atmosphere

STEM Majors, Undergrad

The Flavors of Chemistry

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a friend about how the general public sees chemists. We came up with the conclusion that most people generally default to three main assumptions: Chemist = Pharmacist Chemist = Drug Dealer (Thanks, Breaking Bad...) Chemist = Someone in a lab coat and goggles manically laughing… Continue reading The Flavors of Chemistry

Grad School, My Grad Life, Science & Research, STEM Advice, STEM Majors, Tips & Tricks

Lessons from Packing for Field Research

So two weekends ago, I had to help a couple lab members get ready for their research field campaign. It was quite a learning experience, if I do say so myself, especially because I will have to be doing the same for my field work in a few short months. Anyway, because I found the experience… Continue reading Lessons from Packing for Field Research

Science & Research, Science Snippets

Ammonia Pollution: Validation of Space-Based Emission Profiles

This week, I present to you a "News and Views" type science article that I had to write for a class last quarter! Depending on the popularity of this post (as well as my own time constraints) I would like to start writing more of these types of blog posts, particularly for areas more closely related to… Continue reading Ammonia Pollution: Validation of Space-Based Emission Profiles