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HackMITea: A Hackathon From the Eyes of a Physics Major

Recently, I've had the opportunity to visit a friend up north and experience my first ever hackathon, hosted by none other than MIT. Every...
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HackMITea: A Hackathon From the Eyes of a Physics Major

Recently, I've had the opportunity to visit a friend up north and experience my first ever hackathon, hosted by none other than MIT. Every...

Diary of an Undergraduate Thesis

The Georgia Tech Research Option is available to all undergraduate students in the College of Sciences. It includes the completion of an undergraduate thesis....

A day in the life of a field ecologist

Details from my summer experience conducting fieldwork in the Colorado Rockies Photo caption: View of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, with Gothic Mountain towering above. 4:30...

Collaboration is Key!

As a senior in college, about to graduate with an engineering degree, I've come to actually appreciate the dreaded "group project" - and trust...
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Cassandra Lund

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...
Cassandra Lund

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...
Cassandra Lund

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,...
Clay Miller

Three Dog Star Night (Part 1)

I am just old enough to remember a time when most textbooks only spoke of exoplanets (i.e. those outside our solar system) in the...
Cassandra Lund

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...
Zack Vogel

The Chemistry Behind Common Workout Supplements

In the fitness community, novice and expert athletes alike, are continually searching for supplements that will give an athletic edge in their workouts. There...