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(Written by Luke Wink-Moran, Photo credit: Dr. Shawn Nordell)
The Graduate Center is happy to welcome Dr. Shawn Nordell to our team as the new Associate Director of Graduate Career Services and Assistant Professor of Practice. Dr. Nordell has a bachelor’s degree in animal health science, a master’s in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of New Mexico.
(Written by Luke Wink-Moran. Photo Credit: energepic.com)
“En Charette” is a French phrase coined by architecture students at the École de Beaux-Arts. It means “in the cart” and refers to the stress of putting finishing touches on architecture projects as the cart to collect them rolled past students’ work stations. As the final few weeks of the semester roll towards us—packed with deadlines, exams, and end-of-semester pressures—it’s not unusual for graduate students to feel like we’re “in the cart.”
Written by Luke Wink-Moran. Photo Credit to: Luke Wink-Moran)
The first time most undergraduates try to perform a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR), they fail. Either their pipette procedure was incorrect, or their sample wasn’t sterile, or their technique was wrong. Often, it’s only after multiple attempts and multiple failures that students learn.