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The Road So Far…
Submitted by Mandy Hunter on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 6:10pm
What do biotechnology students like to snack on?
Laboratory-made cookies, of course!
I thought it would be neat this week to post some of the pictures that haven’t quite fit in with other posts. I take dozens a week and am always impressed with my classmates for not ducking behind the benches when they see me coming with a camera. They really are great sports about it. So here’s my little tribute to my classmates and the work we’ve been doing. Up above are some cookies I made for a Biotech Club meeting, and below is the yogurt we just made in Micro, because if we do anything around here, it’s eat:
Before the yogurt making, Micro had us plating dilutions. Here’s Andy and Alex:
Forget about the ubiquity of microorganisms; it’s the Sharpies that are everywhere in the lab.
In Bioprocessing, we’re been bioprospecting for microorganisms that break down cellulose. Right now we’re on our second round of Congo Red assays:
Also in Bioprocessing, we used a hemocytometer for the first time. Here’s Ashley counting cells:
In the first week of Chromatography, we identified brands of permanent and dry erase markers, distinguishing between Sharpies and Vis-à-vis by comparing them to standards:
There are those Sharpies again.
This last week, however, we’ve been learning Gas Chromatography, which is my person favorite:
My classmate, Melissa.
In upcoming news, we are STOKED about the upcoming Sustainability Summit and Exposition in Milwaukee on March 6, 7and 8! Madison College is a sponsor and will have a booth at the exhibition. Here’s the link to the summit and I’ll have more info in the next couple posts.