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Science Research

“...how little details of a research project fit into the bigger picture”

Kayla Hartmann, Class of 2014

Hometown: Albert Lea, Minn.
Major: Environmental Science
Research title:Sphingomonas breakdown of 17β-estradiol in wastewater treatment”

My research project involved looking for the presence of the specific bacterium, Sphingomonas, in the Storm Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant. The experience was eye-opening because it not only gave me a clearer idea of how research is done, but also allowed me to see how little details of a research project fit into the bigger picture to create meaningful solutions.

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“...this experience will benefit me while I am applying to graduate schools”

Karl Ahrendsen, Class of 2014
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“...required a great deal of problem-solving and ingenuity”

Kellyn Arnold, Class of 2013
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“...helps students to think like real scientists”

Emily DeWall, Class of 2014
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“...work I have done is directly affecting the language research”

Thomas Fitzgerald, Class of 2012
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“...helped introduce me to the broad range of knowledge and skills I would need in graduate school”

Keith Foreman, Class of 2010
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“...there is no substitute for the experience that can be gained”

Zane Gernhart, Class of 2010
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“...I have been given the freedom to decide”

Andrew Gisch, Class of 2014
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“...shows initiative”

Meghan Harmening, Class of 2016
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“...how little details of a research project fit into the bigger picture”

Kayla Hartmann, Class of 2014
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“...biggest impact on my worldview”

Jennifer Heim, Class of 2013
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“...classroom learning in a broader context”

Seth Lindokken, Class of 2013
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“...the ability to do research independently”

Zach Lorenzen, Class of 2014
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“...learning new approaches to mobile development”

Alain Ndayishimiye, Class of 2012
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“...apply techniques and observe phenomena”

Tesia Posekany, Class of 2014
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“...something that many undergraduates can't say that they have gotten to do”

Andrew Schanbacher, Class of 2014
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“...fulfill a career as a research scientist”

Jennifer Welch, Class of 2014
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