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Stephanie Colon ’20 – Relaxation and Research

Stephanie Colon ’20 – Relaxation and Research

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Posts, Student News

After shadowing Jake for a couple of weeks and working with calcium phosphate, Stephanie has now started her own experiments having to do with calcium carbonate. This calcium carbonate experiment requires some serious pipetting skills and masterful organization. This allows Stephanie to get away from the stress of every day classes, focus on research, and...

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Connor Barr ’19 – Cleaning up Boston

Connor Barr ’19 – Cleaning up Boston

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Posts, Student News

While many of the GRAB Lab students work on cutting edge biomineralization research, others work throughout Boston on environmental issues plaguing the city. Connor is continuing a lab completed at Emmanuel College in the Analytical Chemistry course where the Muddy River of Boston was tested for heavy metals. The lab tested a small portion of the river,...

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Marielle Percuoco ’19 – GRAB Lab Halloween

Marielle Percuoco ’19 – GRAB Lab Halloween

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Posts, Student News

The students of GRAB Lab have had reason to celebrate with Halloween, the Red Sox World Series win, and National Chemistry Week! The Emmanuel College Chemistry Club hosted a pumpkin carving event in the spirit Halloween. As the secretary of Chemistry Club and a member of the research team, Marielle carved her own pumpkin as well as assisted on the one...

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Katarina Kozicki ‘21 – Working in more than just the research lab

Katarina Kozicki ‘21 – Working in more than just the research lab

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Posts, Student News

When the students of GRAB lab are not in class, studying, or doing research, many of them work as lab assistants. Katarina works as a lab assistant in a general chemistry lab and this week the students were creating their own abbreviated activity series. Working as a lab assistant is a good opportunity for Katarina to review her knowledge of basic...

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Alex Paige ’20 – Save the sea life

Alex Paige ’20 – Save the sea life

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Posts, Student News

After researching the morphology of calcium phosphate, Alex will now move onto studying calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a common mineral found in the ocean. With increasing climate change, more carbon dioxide is absorbed in the seawater, causing chemical reactions to occur that lower the pH of the ocean and the concentration of carbonate ions....

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Emma Duffy ’19 – Summer Research Poster Session

Emma Duffy ’19 – Summer Research Poster Session

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Posts, Student News

The members of Grab Lab are reflecting back on the summer as they look for inspiration for research during the fall semester. They attended and presented at the Emmanuel College Summer Research Poster Session to share the progress that has been made.  They also explored research projects going on in other departments. For example, in the Biology department...

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