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Marisa Boraas-Connors
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Just a friendly reminder.
 
Literal temperature scales.
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This is an impressive build
 
We love a good LEGO build as much as anyone, but Technics takes it to the next level in terms of creating working mechanisms. And nobody takes Technics as far as [Nico71], as evidenced by his super-fast Technics rope braiding machine. The last time we saw…
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Go Oppy!
 
The longest living Martian rover ever – Opportunity – has just surpassed another unfathomable milestone – 4500 Sols (or days) exploring the Red Planet !! That’s 50 times beyond her “warrantied” life expectancy of merely 90 Sols. And as we are fond of…
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Great talk at GSA +Charles Carrigan​. I downloaded two apps while you were speaking!
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New house goal.
 
I wonder if they used the stuff for in between to keep the weeds out.


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This.
 
This post has been passed around a lot, but I still constantly encounter people who don't understand these basic concepts, so I think that it is worth sharing again.
"One of the most ludicrous things about the anti-science movement is the enormous number of arguments that are based on a lack of knowledge about high school level chemistry. These chemistry facts are so elementary and fundamental to science that the anti-scientists’ positions can only be described as willful ignorance, and these arguments once again demonstrate that despite all of the claims of being “informed free-thinkers,” anti-scientists are nothing more than uninformed (or misinformed) science deniers. Therefore, in this post I am going to explain five rudimentary facts about chemistry that you must grasp before you are even remotely qualified to make an informed decision about medicines, vaccines, food, etc."
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Can't deny a good physics joke.
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It's important long before
 
"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake"| #Geology #GeologyPage #Earthquake #Quotes

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Successful GSA field trip looking at the evolution of the Colorado and Green Rivers!
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Some shots from a recent escape into the mountains. Lots of mineral alteration!
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Occupation
A full-time student, a part-time GTA and part time researcher.
Skills
So many.
Employment
  • Colorado State University
    GTA, 2014 - present
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Tutor/TA, 2011 - 2014
  • Colorado Mesa Univeristy-Geology Department
    Research Assistant, 2012 - 2014
  • Rocky Mountain Bagel Works
    Manager, 2005 - 2011
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Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
Geology Nerd.
Introduction
I am into everything science, which I why I chose to study Geology. I get to utilize physics, biology and chemistry  in one great package...oh, and still get outside.

Outside of school I love cooking, gardening, Legos, confusing my cats, and all things geeky.

Bragging rights
I can run two mass spectrometers at once. Like a boss.
Education
  • Colorado State University
    Geology Masters, 2014 - present
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Geology/Chemistry, 2010 - 2014
  • Colorado State University
    Anthropology, 1999 - 2001