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About dash1224

Student at Sir Francis Drake High School in the SEA-DISC Academy. Writing about my internship at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies.

Plans for Next Year

I’m declared as a math major at UC Berkeley for the fall of 2012. It’s simultaneously exciting and terrifying… but that’s half the idea, right? To get entirely outside of my comfort zone and immerse myself completely in an environment … Continue reading

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The Sea Wall

One of the first things I did when I started at RTC two years ago was learn how to conduct a Sea Wall. It’s a basic battery of tests (temperature, salinity, ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, chlorophyll, etc…) on the water just … Continue reading

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Skills I’ve Learned

It’s hard to know where to start with this–I have learned so much at Romberg. The first and most important thing I’ve learned is how to conduct myself in a professional environment. It’s one of those things that is never … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Frances Wilkerson

She’s a busy woman. The co-head of the Wilkerson-Dugdale Lab at RTC with her husband, Dick Dugdale she has a lot of responsibility. Under her there are four graduate students, two technicians, and a postdoc. At the level she has … Continue reading

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Responsibilities

I actually have a quasi-portfolio put together from last year. One of the advantages to doing two years of Workplace Learning, I suppose. For this final one I’d want to synthesize some of my best work from both years and … Continue reading

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Code code code

Well, I’ve been pretty busy. I have two separate projects going on: PAR and ISUS. PAR stands for Photosynthetically Active Radiation (measured in micromoles of photons per square meter per second) and is essentially the amount of usable light that … Continue reading

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Thesis Defense

I didn’t do a whole ton of work, but the most enlightening day of my internship so far. Sarah, one of the graduate students at the lab, did her thesis defense. She presented the research she has been working on … Continue reading

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