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Got in on the mood of today by sending this email about a never-before mentioned project. Only a few heart attacks so far......

Howdy All,

if you hAven't Picked youR felsIc or mafic rock for the finaL project you should do so, and iF yOu still need tO, emaiL the choice Soon!

(P.S-read this email carefully before responding....)

Your wonderful TA,
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I did make the capitals bold so they stood out a bit more. ;)
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Go Oppy!
 
Opportunity has completed a Mars marathon - 42.2km in 11 years 2 months! Original mission was to last for just 3 months.
http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasas-opportunity-mars-rover-finishes-marathon-clocks-in-at-just-over-11-years/
There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.
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Opp has rocked that mission Very data! Such distance! Much science! Wow!
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This is awesome.
 
Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal http://its-interesting.com/2015/03/19/baltimore-ravens-offensive-lineman-john-urschel-publishes-paper-in-math-journal/
“I am a mathematical researcher in my spare time, continuing to do research in the areas of numerical linear algebra, multigrid methods, spectral graph theory and machine learning. I’m also an avid chess player, and I have aspirations of eventually being a titled player one day.”
Some NFL players spend their offseason working out. Others travel around the world. Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has done both while also getting an article published in a math j...
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I should print this out for informative office decor!
 
An infographic listing most of the glassware used in chemistry labs. It's a very large and beautiful list of diagrams and associated nomenclature. Even so, even I own a few pieces of chemistry lab glassware that is not on the (otherwise quite huge) infographic.
The post at Compound Interest gives descriptions for each of these vessels:
http://www.compoundchem.com/2015/03/17/glassware/#more-3982
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Spotlight on a geology career from the woman who designed the Lego Ideas geology set.
 
Nice Geology Job

Interesting article.
It's appealing to think that a geologist spends most of their time scouring remote landscapes with a rock hammer and a magnifying glass, but in reality they spend more time in a laboratory than a Land Rover. The work of a research geologist is eclectic, analytical, and scientific.
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I got the chance to see moon rocks today while helping out a Historical Geology class. They were so neat!
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Ooh neat!
 
This is way cooler than it appears at first, and most people probably won't get it or care, but WHOA!!  THIS IS AWESOME!!!!  

Also, Ice IX.   #catscradle    
Researchers were surprised by what they found when they sandwiched a drop of water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.
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I achieved this breakthrough years ago in my freezer
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I still need to read the book about this map.
 
Geology Dumpster Diving

You never know what's in the old attic.
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If only there was a map to find misplaced maps.
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Holy future batman!
 
Replicator tech developing fast

A 3D printing technology developed by Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D Inc., enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously rather than being built layer by layer as they have been for the past 25 years, representing a fundamentally new approach to 3D printing. 
A 3D printing technology developed by Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D Inc., enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously rather than being built layer by layer as they have been for the past 25 years, representing a fundamentally new approach to 3D printing. The technology, to appear as ...
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Nothing like a hike up Liberty Cap trail to start the day off.
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Mineralogy and Crazy Painters

Red lead is horribly dangerous.
A new study has provided a deeper insight into why Vincent van Gogh's most prized paintings are turning white. It was discovered the speck was originally red and contained a lead known as plumbonacrite.
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A full-time student, a part-time GTA and part time researcher.
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So many.
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  • 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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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.

Education
  • Colorado State University
    Geology Masters, 2014 - present
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Geology/Chemistry, 2010 - 2014
  • Colorado State University
    Anthropology, 1999 - 2001
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