Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The end is near

Wahoo! I'm working on the final paper from my dissertation...and scheduling my defense with my dissertation advisory committee next week. My final battle with the Element2 ICPMS begins at the end of this week and from what I've heard, its running smoothly. Last week, I trained Berry's hard-working undergraduate. Catherine to make standards. Catherine works at least 30 hours a week between our lab and a few other campus jobs putting herself through school. At any rate, Catherine had a steady hand and did a nice job diluting high concentration elemental solutions into standards that bracketed the concentrations of Antarctic streams. I am impressed!

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