Cassandra Lund

Cassandra is a third year Computational Media student at Georgia Tech. Her concentrations are People and Interaction Design, and she hopes to work in UX/UI design after graduating from Tech. Outside of school, she enjoys tabletop RPGs, crochet, and photography.
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A baldcypress tree with its fall russet needles.
Field Notes

Native Plants at the Georgia Tech EcoCommons

Introduction The effort to bring greenspace and restore natural ecology to the Georgia Tech campus can be seen in the EcoCommons, a park built near...

The Prehistoric Origins of Birds

You may have heard that modern birds evolved from dinosaurs before. More specifically, modern birds descend from theropods, which is a clade of dinosaurs....
A cartoon rat examines a rodent operated vehicle.

Racing Rats’ Impact on Mental Health

Introduction The authors of “Enriched environment exposure accelerates rodent driving skills”, published in Behavioral Brain Research, conducted an experiment intended to study the impact of...
A green tree frog resting on a post. This is a small green frog with a bright yellowish-white stripe running down the side of its body.

The Green Tree Frog: Southern Summer Ambience

Introduction The green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) is a bright green, average sized frog. Adults are about an inch or two long, with females typically...
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Where do Great Blue Herons catch their snacks?

Introduction Great blue herons are part of the Ardea genus, which is a genus of birds that includes the herons, egrets, and bitterns. These birds...
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Red-Shouldered Hawks

Introduction The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a raptor that is found in forests throughout North America. Year round, the red-shouldered hawk is found throughout...
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The Cilantro Controversy: A Scientific Look

Cilantro: A Very Controversial Herb Cilantro (also known as coriander) is a plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Cilantro, unlike your more...
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The Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker: A Well Traveled Woodpecker

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker: A Well Traveled Woodpecker The yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) is a woodpecker that has a wide range across North America. In summer,...
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The Undersea Bone Devourer

Osedax, from the Latin os, oris (bone) and edāx, edācis (devourer), is a genus of undersea worms that consumes bone. A genus (which is...
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The von Neumann Architecture

The von Neumann Architecture Introduction Have you ever wondered how your computer works? Who decided that we should use keyboards to tell our devices what to...