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Nanoscale Science, National Results

My undergraduate research position evolved into an independent research opportunity in 2015 when I was introduced to the technique of electrospinning.


Bryan Stevenson: Talking About Injustice

Before Bryan Stevenson had spoken a word, before he’d even moved a muscle to ascend the stage, before the speaker to introduce him had even completed the utterance of his name, every member of the audience was on our feet clapping with vigor.


Partners In the Parks: Great Smokey Mountains

The number one question I received when telling my friends that I would be attending a Partners in the Parks trip always concerned the fact that I would be in the woods for a week with 19 strangers.


Feeling Like a College Student

At the end of my phone interview with Dan and Laura, I surprised myself with straightforwardness. “This is my first choice for co-op,” I admitted. “If you offer the position to me, I’ll take it.”


A Week on the Buffalo

It was pouring rain and thundering outside on March 11th, and I was in an unfamiliar room surrounded by unfamiliar faces in central Arkansas, 1,480 miles from home.




Buffalo National River

I arrived in Arkansas in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane that had turned most of the Southern United States into a swimming pool. After seven hours of weather delays, a terror-inspiring flight featuring lightning flashing outside the windows, and an uncomfortable few hours spend sleeping on the floor of the Texas airport, I made it to the University of Central Arkansas, soggy and exhausted but ready for the hurricane-induced surprises to be over.


Passion in the Parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

For my first trip out west, I couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place to visit and learn about than the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. With old, pre-Cambrian exposed rock and over 2000-foot vertical canyon walls, it’s understandable why John Gunnison himself was astounded and intimidated by the deep canyon.


Great Smoky Adventure

Partners in the Parks was a great opportunity to travel to the Great Smoky Mountains and meet some interesting and talented people. First off, a big thanks goes out to our advisors, Bill Atwill and Christina McIntyre who organized the whole trip and looked out for all of us.