Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Posts, Student News

Now that the 2018-2019 school year has come to an end, summer research has begun! Alex and Stephanie are working on optimizing the conditions for their calcium carbonate experiments. Stephanie, specifically, has been working on choosing between optical density and absorbance as a way of measuring the kinetics of calcium carbonate mineralization and how DNA affects it. Absorbance would be more sensitive but doesn’t have a flat baseline while optical density has a flat baseline but too much noise. Which method will Stephanie end up going with? Stay tuned. (: