Making the Best of a Scientific Conference: Ate Octopus, Isolation Tank, Passport Stamp and More…

I was fortunate to be 1 of 12 abstracts chosen for a conference in California (Minority Trainee Research Forum). I was actually a part of the scientific summer program that hosted the conference since 7th grade through most of college. Every summer, I worked in laboratories all over the US and Canada to develop skills that pretty much got me where I am today. It is an amazing program that has grown over the years to help minority students excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, and Math. I do recommend anyone interested to take a look at the website and apply. It has dramatically changed my life and I will definitely do a post about TMARC/PSTP (now called STEMPREP) in the coming week. Either way, the conference ran from March 9-12th, and everything is covered. So let me begin my full coverage.   Travel, Presentation and Lodging The wonderful thing …

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Floating on Water for 2 Hours: Isolation/Float Tank Experience

While in San Diego for a conference, I made the most of an afternoon to relax at Float Spa San Diego. Finding a great deal on GroupOn for a $35 for 1 hr float session I couldn’t give up the opportunity to check something else off my bucket list. With a close friend of mine, we headed for our 4 PM appointment. For those who do not know what this isolation/float/sensory deprivation tank things is all about… here is some quick information. In a tank, there is 860 pounds of epsom salt in the water. So you will not be fighting gravity to stay afloat. As soon as you lay down in the water you are already rising and floating on top. The water is kept at 94 degrees because it is skin receptor neutral. This enables you to lose track of your body. Benefits: Stress relief, reduce toxins, focused …

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Floating on Water for 2 Hours: Isolation/Float Tank Experience

While in San Diego for a conference, I made the most of an afternoon to relax at Float Spa San Diego. Finding a great deal on GroupOn for a $35 for 1 hr float session I couldn’t give up the opportunity to check something else off my bucket list. With a close friend of mine, we headed for our 4 PM appointment. For those who do not know what this isolation/float/sensory deprivation tank things is all about… here is some quick information. In a tank, there is 860 pounds of epsom salt in the water. So you will not be fighting gravity to stay afloat. As soon as you lay down in the water you are already rising and floating on top. The water is kept at 94 degrees because it is skin receptor neutral. This enables you to lose track of your body. Benefits: Stress relief, reduce toxins, focused …

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Online LAMB Scholarship Applications NOW AVAILABLE!

As requested by our applicants, a new format for LAMB Applications is now available. After a wonderful LAMB Scholarship meeting held on March 10th, we will launch this new online format. While the paper format is still acceptable by either collecting an already printed application at Moores School or downloading from the website; we wanted to make it easy for everyone to apply. What is new about the application:You are ONLY required to fill out section A of the application, and then […]

Passport Stamp: Cabrillo National Monument

  Just a few weeks ago while Spelunking I found myself at a national park in Chattanooga. Seeing someone else stamp and document their visit. Since I was in San Diego California for a conference I figured I would do my best to check off another park on my list. Close by on the map I saw Cabrillo National Monument only about 20 minutes a way from downtown. Off with a close friend who so happened to live in Cali, we went to explore. I even got him to buy a passport to the national parks! It is definitely the cool thing to do guys.. so you should get it!! Cabrillo National Monument is in honor of Rodriguez Cabrillo the first European to set foot on the West coast of the US in 1542. There is a lighthouse with a pretty cool exhibit, World War II bunkers to view only …

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A New Kind of Passport: National Parks

I have always desired to explore new places right here in America, but honestly I didn’t know where to start or how to go about it. Kind of crazy, when I have already gone to 30 countries in the world to see what they have to offer.. but it is true. The US has so many places and things to do, that really I am unsure of just how to go about it. On a trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee for my Spelunking trip I came upon my solution. As my friends and I explored Chattanooga, to the World’s steepest passenger Train incline, we were recommended to check out Pointe Park for beautiful views of the city. Unfortunately it was rather cloudy and we could hardly see the views, but something awesome came out of the adventure. It was rather cold, and one of my friends had to use the bathroom. …

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