Ethics and Pharmaceuticals

Being a college student who isn’t really sure of what path I want to take, I’ve been reading up on different careers and paths. One of the ones that I looked at is the pharmaceutical industry. Being in the socially-conscious, activist scene, my visceral reaction was negative. How could I join an industry that is “the Man”? Continue reading

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Every Element in Superhero Form

I stumbled upon something really cool today. Someone drew superhero characters for every element on the periodic table and gave each element its own personality.

You can find it here: Periodic Table

They said they are going to be selling them at some point, but I don’t know when or how. 

I’m studying so hard for all my classes including my Chemistry class. This was a nice break from it all. Merry Finals! (If that’s possible).

Supercritical Liquid

Source: scienceblogs.com

I love when my mind is blown in class, especially in chemistry. Surprise! In the lecture before our Fall Break, my professor decided to show us what a supercritical liquid looks like since we were talking about phase changes and some of the math behind the different states. Continue reading

So, What Now?

Today was Senior Project night where the seniors present all the work they’ve done in the past six or seven weeks. My presentation went pretty well and I amazed people. I think job well done? I even got a close relative of a fashion designer say that I should become a fashion designer. It’s a big deal because that family sorta is a bunch of fashion designers. I suck at a drawing and not a very trendy or fashionable person, so it’s probably not the best career for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching my classmates present. I learned a little bit of biology (Oh my!), I learned about public relations, politics, and cupcakes. Such different things, but all really interesting.

What is something else I’m taking away from this experience besides the fact that maybe I should keep my options open? My classmates are quite talented and I’m going to miss them all a lot.

Just Some Thoughts

My senior project is now coming to a close. I always say that every experience teaches you something and you leave each experience having learned something new. In terms of learning it doesn’t only have to be learning content or material but learning about yourself or learning how something works.

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Dyeing For My Favorite Color

So, I’ve been learning about natural dyes and the process of dyeing yarn for the past few weeks. I got an awesome color and I wanted to reproduce it on a bigger scale. I got a very deep and beautiful purple from blackberries. I’m now going to knit a hat with it and super excited. Warning: Über Long Post.

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Breaking Bad

Something you might not know about me is. I don’t watch much television. I have not turned my actual television in months. I watch lots of YouTube videos and shows on Hulu. I guess online tv is the new DVD and TVs are becoming VHS’s. And yes I was around when DVDs came out. Anyway, I started watching Breaking Bad. I had friends recommending it to me for SUCH a long time and I finally got around to watching it. I am so hooked.  Continue reading

The Sorta Kinda Lab On Mordants This Time

Today I did a lab on how mordants affect yarn colors from natural dyes. I used the same book I used for the other lab. The natural sources I used were blackberries, onion skins, (decaf) coffee, and (Lipton) tea. It was so exciting to see the results. I was definitely shocked when some of the colors were extreme (which is really nice to have since I’ve only really seen very nice and soft colors from natural dyes online).  Continue reading