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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2008, 04:17:39 PM »

Very interesting case study, Mr. Ferniz. This past winter (Jan 2007) I went with Prof. Ostrofsky and several other students to Lake Pleasant, which is a limnologic site in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 35 miles due northwest from my college campus. We were able to core deep into the lake bed, and actually extrapolated not only raw sediment strata, but went far down and hit glacial chalk. Upon further analysis, Prof. Ostrofsky was able to tell vis-a-vis carbon-nitrogen sequestration, that the glacial chalk was during the pre-primordial epoch (say 150-200 thousand years ago). What was interesting was that in analyzing the N:C:P:S (nitrogen-carbon-phosphorus-sulfur) content, there was actually a fine balance of carbon and phosphorus levels, all within the range of maintaining a stable ologotrophicity within the lake. There were trace levels of minor nitrogen, which can be in turn explained due to the limited presence of nitrogen fixing bacteria as compared to now (there is a prevalence of the latter). Its amazing as well because CO2 levels were minimal at best, a fraction in today's standards. What was also interesting, which i observed myself, was the presence of pre-primordial diatoms of biota matter (zooplankton, phytoplankton; most of which are extinct by now--or have evolved into today's species of freshwater zooplankton).

It was humbling for me, because here I was touching and inspecting with an electron microscope extinct living beings that lived within 200,000-1 million years ago. Even before the rise of man, during the adolescent years of Mammalian-Kind.


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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2008, 04:23:34 PM »
Enzo,,, maayo paka taas nag tulinn aw.. saba ni human na ni?
kami sad sa akong groupee cge himo sa among study..
ang tittle sa among Study Enzo... (basin naa kay ika tampo..)

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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2008, 04:25:43 PM »
Dong,
arang taasa sakit akong mata ops soricho
unsaon nag dahap2x naman c Eya ;D

but its really informative whoi ;)
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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2008, 04:37:56 PM »

Wa pa ni na human, Elsie, i finished smaller projects, but this one is my Senior Thesis. Hahaha wa pa galing ko ning start sa 'writing' process, well formally write it, that is. I'm still in the laboratory phase, which is so time consuming. Since this senior thesis involves not only the biology, biochemical and organic chemistry aspect, as well as hisotriography of the lake, ang requirements sa kaning project is to supplement data, graphs, as well as methods, results, discussion, historical references. It has to be no less than 50 pages long. God willing, I will be finished with lab-work by the end of this month and I can finally begin writing the historical aspect all throughout Feb, and March. The final paper is due on March 31st, and I have an oral defense before a review board (my advisor, and 2 other professors in the biology and history departments).

So basically, im really really scared. :P
But God will provide and he has been with me throughout this entire process.
I ask for his aid, and he provides. All glory and honor goes to HIM.

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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2008, 04:40:55 PM »

Enzo! kaya mo yan... I know..
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taga TB gud!

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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2008, 04:41:08 PM »

Thank you so much, Ate for reading it uy. Its something that you all can do, its really not that hard, once you get into the research. Ako galing, before i started doing the research, i was intimidated by all that had to be done, and i doubted my ability to do it. But you know what? I always pray and ask for the Lord's guidance, and he raised my hands and provided me with the will and perseverance that only the Lord God can provide. I would be nothing, a piece of feces without HIM. :)

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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2008, 04:03:30 AM »
On the other hand Lorenzo, you are really fortunate to actually witness the wonderful work of the Creator.
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2008, 04:13:11 AM »

ja dont forget to ask Lords guidance! i know you do it right Dong
ikaw na gud na hmn, trust urself, believe in you and the rest rely everything to God ;)
 

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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2008, 05:16:39 AM »
This Friday, I was able to finally finish three elements vis-a-vis the AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, also known as the Electronic-spectrophotometer). The elements that were analyzed in my samples were Lead, Zinc and Cadmium, all in all I analyzed about 297 samples. I will finish analysis of the last 2 metals: Mercury and Arsenic in the coming weeks, after proper training with the biology technician in handling hazardous contaminants.

The laboratory phase is coming to an end, nothing can describe the amount of joy I had when I finished the last cadmium trace metals analysis through the AAS.

Here are some pictures:

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The finished 69 samples (already ready for analysis, completed acid digestion)

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The AAS machine (Atomic absorption spectrometer) also known as the electronic spectrophotometer. $600 of my grant money was depleted in order to use this machine.

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The temperature gage of the AAS

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AAS machine, side view

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Front view of this beautiful beast. ;)

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My control desk. ;) hahaha

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This is the plastic tube that takes milligram samples of my acids-samples to determine the presence of a particular metal; which were either lead, zinc and cadmium. It took about 15 minutes to analyze one sample, out of a total of processed 69 samples.

It took me about 1070 minutes to complete analysis of 69 samples for zinc trace presence (about 17 hours)
It took me another 1070 minutes to analyze lead and another 1070 minutes for cadmium. Overall, around 50 hours for all of it to be finished. It took me about a 1.75 weeks to finish 3 metals. Now to finish 2 more metals. :)

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As I was busy analyzing the samples, I had Cedric Gamble, my student assistant to properly calibrate the specificity of cadmium, zinc and lead. It is necessary for the accuracy-sake.
Here is a photo-capture of this processes.

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Cedric doing work, he has been a great asset to me during my entire project, working with me from the whinning hours of the night. I will include him in citation during the writing of this research paper.

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Two very invaluable people throughout the duration of my metals analysis in the AAC lab.
The one in the left is Mr. Same Reese, the Biology-Environmental Science Technician, he has been there for me when I had technical difficulties or when the AAC or the CNS machines were not cooperating. The gentleman on the right is my lab assistant, Cedric Gamble, who is a freshman Biology student and whom I've taken under my wing. He will eventually take my place when I graduate.

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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2008, 05:18:19 AM »
mao diay nis Enzo, kon mag confe...
e accept lang ang invitations... pero walay comment...
kay sooooooooooooooooooooo busssssssssssssssssssssssy
diay kaayo nis sya..........
Good job enzo! Congratz daan!

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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2008, 05:22:43 AM »
Yes. actually last night when you invited me, I did not accept bc i was finishing up statistics for the data i am working with, Els. I have about 45 pages of data to analyze, sorry lang kaayo. Salamat sa dios I was able to finish 8 last night. Instead of partying with friends, i was pathetically working in the lab.

Else, i promise when I am done everything, malooy ang ginoo, sigoro in about 2 months, i promise i will be joining your chats more. :)


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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2008, 05:27:14 AM »

okay ra Enzo...
asa raman nah ug ma human diba?
as in two thumbs up! Enzo!

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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2008, 04:53:32 AM »
finally finish[/i] three elements vis-a-vis the AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, also known as the Electronic-spectrophotometer). The elements that were analyzed in my samples were Lead, Zinc and Cadmium, all in all I analyzed about 297 samples. I will finish analysis of the last 2 metals: Mercury and Arsenic in the coming weeks, after proper training with the biology technician in handling hazardous contaminants.

The laboratory phase is coming to an end, nothing can describe the amount of joy I had when I finished the last cadmium trace metals analysis through the AAS.

Here are some pictures:

alleghenypictures6037 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
The finished 69 samples (already ready for analysis, completed acid digestion)

alleghenypictures6038 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
The AAS machine (Atomic absorption spectrometer) also known as the electronic spectrophotometer. $600 of my grant money was depleted in order to use this machine.

alleghenypictures6039 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
The temperature gage of the AAS

alleghenypictures6040 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research

alleghenypictures6041 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
AAS machine, side view

alleghenypictures6042 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
Front view of this beautiful beast. ;)

alleghenypictures6043 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
My control desk. ;) hahaha

alleghenypictures6045 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
This is the plastic tube that takes milligram samples of my acids-samples to determine the presence of a particular metal; which were either lead, zinc and cadmium. It took about 15 minutes to analyze one sample, out of a total of processed 69 samples.

It took me about 1070 minutes to complete analysis of 69 samples for zinc trace presence (about 17 hours)
It took me another 1070 minutes to analyze lead and another 1070 minutes for cadmium. Overall, around 50 hours for all of it to be finished. It took me about a 1.75 weeks to finish 3 metals. Now to finish 2 more metals. :)

alleghenypictures6046 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
As I was busy analyzing the samples, I had Cedric Gamble, my student assistant to properly calibrate the specificity of cadmium, zinc and lead. It is necessary for the accuracy-sake.
Here is a photo-capture of this processes.

alleghenypictures6047 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
Cedric doing work, he has been a great asset to me during my entire project, working with me from the whinning hours of the night. I will include him in citation during the writing of this research paper.

alleghenypictures6048 - My Research Proposal: Ecological Paleolimnology - Science and Research
Two very invaluable people throughout the duration of my metals analysis in the AAC lab.
The one in the left is Mr. Same Reese, the Biology-Environmental Science Technician, he has been there for me when I had technical difficulties or when the AAC or the CNS machines were not cooperating. The gentleman on the right is my lab assistant, Cedric Gamble, who is a freshman Biology student and whom I've taken under my wing. He will eventually take my place when I graduate.

Bran,

Dili ba ni hadlok nga process pag test nga ang kanang machine mo bombard na ug certain levels of radioactivity to change the metals into isotopes. So, pag sul-ob ug protective gear kay delikado raba kaayo ang radioactive poisoning.

Ang akong Papa once na expose sa radioactivity kay sa ulitao pa siya, didto siya trabaho sa Wake Island unya one adjacent Island was made into a nuclear missile testing ground.

So, the result, dugay siya ka anak. It took them 5 years in the making before I came to this world.

Just a joke about your assistant Cedric: Unsa nga isda iyang gi hinloan ug gi unsa ninyo pag luto? Gi prito or inun-onan, hahaha.

Bitaw, it gives pride to every Boholano that you have this brilliant mind and talent. You are one of the few Filipinos who are fortunate to be blessed with such opportunity. We are looking forward to your success. Good luck.

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« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2008, 02:44:03 PM »
Materials and Methods: (Rough Draft)

Study Site: Sandy Lake

The study site was Sandy Lake, a limnological site in the periphery of Stoneboro, which is in the parameters of Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The study site was the lake itself as well as the surrounding streams and man made channel that once demonstrated intervention in terms of preventing excessive metal effluents from entering the lake bed, particularly during the 19th century as a result of coal mining and industrialization. The bed of Sandy Lake was the main focus, which is where the core extracts were taken from for further CNS and metals analysis.

Materials

The materials that were used in this study were one-hundred 10-inch plastic blags, two 3-inch foot plastic cores, a coring extractor machine, a row boat with paddles, gravity core and piston, 69 aluminum plates, 69 plastic tubes, 69 glass capsules, 60 Erlenmyer flasks, a 50 ml graduated cylinder, 5 standard academic hot plates, standard titration kits, 69 ceeramic tubs, aces to the CNS machine, access to the AAS machine and about 5-10 gallonts of distilled water, 2 bottles of 30-35% H2O2, concentrated HNO3 and HCl.

Preparatory Procedure

The acquisition of core samples was conducted in Sandy Lake; two core samples were taken and properly placed in plastic tubes for properly analysis in lab. The core samples were immediately stored in the ecology refrigerator in order to prevent form gaseous reactions from occurring while preparing for analysis (Schwoerbel, 135-140). The refrigerator was a standard academic fridge; temperature was at around 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

After preparation was completed, the sediments were removed from the core tubes with a piston extruder in 1 cm thick sections and were placed in pre-labeled plastic bags according to the centimeter depth of the sediment. After the extraction of the first core, the second core was then assessed, which were also placed in the same bags as with the first core. Overall, 69 bags were used to contain the 69 mud samples. The sediments were refrigerated at 30 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the formation of gases from occurring, while preparing for further analysis. I then prepared 69 foil pans, which were used to hold the sediments while it dried in the laboratory oven at a temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The weight of the foil pans differed and ranged from 1.00 g to 1.42 g. Prior to heating, I weighed all samples to acquire the fresh weight. After weighing all samples, 22 samples were heated on one week at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and allowed at least 50 hours to pass for proper heating and drying of the said sediment samples. I properly heated and dried the remaining 47 mud samples, drying it at 50 degrees Fahrenheit in a 50 hour time frame. Overall, this process took about 1.5 weeks.

After the 69 samples were completely dried, they were reweighed to acquire the dry sample weight. In the meanwhile, 69 plastic tubes and covers were prepared and properly  labeled according to sediment depth. I then took all the dry samples and crushed them vis-à-vis mortar and pestle. The resulting sediment powder samples were placed in their individual plastic tube capsules for processing.

CNS Analysis

I then prepared the 69 dried samples for CNS analysis, which required me to prepare 69 ceramic tubs that were pre-washed and dried. I then prepared aobut 0.10-0.20 g of each of the powdered sediment samples for analysis, which were weighed out to at 10^-4 accuracy. The ceramic tubs, after drying, were then weighed and averaged at 36.85 g. The remaining dried and crushed sediment samples were kept and reserved for acid digestion, which is the preparatory step prior to metals analysis. All 69 samples were then  processed through the CNS machine. The elemental analyzer (EA) combusts a sample in a high temperature furnace. Carbon, nitrogen and sulfur compounds are oxidized to CO2, NOx, and Sox, respectively and these gases are separated in a gas chromatograph column then fed sequentially into an infra-red gas analyzer. After calibration with a standard known Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur content, the analyzer then produces data directly as present composition. The total time it took to process the calibration samples as well as the 69 sediment samples was around 4 days.


Acid Digestion


About 0.1 g of oven dried sediment from Sandy Lake was weighed out and measured to the nearest 0.0001 g. I then quantitatively transferred the weighted dried sediment into a 125 Erlenmyer flask and added 5 mL distilled water and 5 mL concentrated HNO3. I then gently boiled the sample on a hot plate until the volume was reduced by about a half, which took about 40-50 minutes. It was rather imperative to remain in the work site to prevent excess volume from dissipating. After half of the known volume was evaporated, added 5 mL of concentrated HNO3 was added and allowed to boil until the volume was yet again reduced to half. The time it took for this to occur was about 40-50 minutes.
   
Afterwards, the resulting mixture was removed from the hot plate and 2 ml of distilled water and 3 ml of 30% H2O2 were added individually. The sample then effervesced; then added a second batch of 3 ml aliqot of H2O2. I then returned the sample back to the hot plate and allowed it to reflux, placing a watch glass in order to prevent excess evaporation. The mixture was allowed to reflux for about 2 hours. After the 2 hours passed, added 10 ml of concentrated HCl and then recovered the flask with the watch glass and allowed the samples to reflux yet again for another 15 minutes. After that, the samples were removed form the hot plate and allowed it to cool for about 15-20 minutes. After sufficient cooling time passed, transferred the liquid samples into a 50 ml graduated cylinder and then added distilled water to fill in the 50 ml graduated cylinder. This was done individually for each sample. Afterwards, placed the sample in pre-prepared glass capsules. This part of the experiment required 5 batches to be prepared and completed, which included all 69 samples. The total amount of time it took me to finish this part of the experiment was about 3 weeks.

Trace Metals Analysis


I then proceeded to take the samples to be analyzed for trace metals analysis. The key metals being studied were zinc, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury. All 69 samples were taken to the AAS machine (atomic absorption spectrometer) and ran calibrated samples of lead, zinc, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic before analyzing all of the 69 samples. Each sample was analyzed for presence of the said 5 metal elements and data was processed.


To be Continued---->

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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2008, 12:50:44 PM »
Guys, the senior thesis is complete. I am thankful for all of the recommendations, supportive words and most of all for those who were willing to proofread my paper. I turned in the finalized copy to be printed and bounded and will be formally turned in to the Department of Biology on Monday the 31st of March, 2008.

I have a scheduled oral defense before two biology professors including my thesis adviser, Dr. Ostrofsky, Dr. Rankin and my adviser for History, Dr. Shapiro on mid April. Afterwards, I will join the other biology majors in completing a public symposium of my research project and results and conclusion of data before the college body.

God willing, the oral defense will go as planned and this will be sent off to be published.

I did not forget to include Tubag Bohol in my acknowledgment page. Salamat again, and God Bless.

Science is a non-ending march for human progress. Let us all resound in that march.
We did it, guys!

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« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2008, 10:42:48 AM »
I turned in my research today guys, as of today I am complete.

As I said, I did not forget those who helped me, the following is the acknowledgment page of my senior thesis. (I will post a link to my research in the following weeks, after my oral defense before the Biology Department).

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Thankfully Yours,

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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2008, 10:51:33 AM »
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Ladies and Gentlemen of Tubag Bohol,

This afternoon at 1:00 pm my time, I just had a department group review and oral defense of my research. I just want to share with you that after 40 some minutes of interview, I was then notified that I "passed". My research will proceed to printing stage. :D

I am so very elated, and happy. And its amazing how time passed. I can still remember when it was september as I was still organizing and reading articles to find a research topic. I am amazed at how time passed. Everything just falls into place.


Humbly I thank you all for reading my rants, dealing with my stress during the formation, processing and deliberation of my comp. It just feels so so so good to be finished.





In the end,
To God Be All Glory And Praise!
Unending praise!

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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2008, 02:58:42 PM »
This Friday, I was able to finally finish three elements vis-a-vis the AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, also known as the Electronic-spectrophotometer). The elements that were analyzed in my samples were Lead, Zinc and Cadmium, all in all I analyzed about 297 samples. I will finish analysis of the last 2 metals: Mercury and Arsenic in the coming weeks, after proper training with the biology technician in handling hazardous contaminants.

The laboratory phase is coming to an end, nothing can describe the amount of joy I had when I finished the last cadmium trace metals analysis through the AAS.

Here are some pictures:

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The finished 69 samples (already ready for analysis, completed acid digestion)

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The AAS machine (Atomic absorption spectrometer) also known as the electronic spectrophotometer. $600 of my grant money was depleted in order to use this machine.

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The temperature gage of the AAS

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AAS machine, side view

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Front view of this beautiful beast. ;)

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My control desk. ;) hahaha

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This is the plastic tube that takes milligram samples of my acids-samples to determine the presence of a particular metal; which were either lead, zinc and cadmium. It took about 15 minutes to analyze one sample, out of a total of processed 69 samples.

It took me about 1070 minutes to complete analysis of 69 samples for zinc trace presence (about 17 hours)
It took me another 1070 minutes to analyze lead and another 1070 minutes for cadmium. Overall, around 50 hours for all of it to be finished. It took me about a 1.75 weeks to finish 3 metals. Now to finish 2 more metals. :)

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As I was busy analyzing the samples, I had Cedric Gamble, my student assistant to properly calibrate the specificity of cadmium, zinc and lead. It is necessary for the accuracy-sake.
Here is a photo-capture of this processes.

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Cedric doing work, he has been a great asset to me during my entire project, working with me from the whinning hours of the night. I will include him in citation during the writing of this research paper.

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Two very invaluable people throughout the duration of my metals analysis in the AAC lab.
The one in the left is Mr. Same Reese, the Biology-Environmental Science Technician, he has been there for me when I had technical difficulties or when the AAC or the CNS machines were not cooperating. The gentleman on the right is my lab assistant, Cedric Gamble, who is a freshman Biology student and whom I've taken under my wing. He will eventually take my place when I graduate.

Bran,

Dili ba ni hadlok nga process pag test nga ang kanang machine mo bombard na ug certain levels of radioactivity to change the metals into isotopes. So, pag sul-ob ug protective gear kay delikado raba kaayo ang radioactive poisoning.

Ang akong Papa once na expose sa radioactivity kay sa ulitao pa siya, didto siya trabaho sa Wake Island unya one adjacent Island was made into a nuclear missile testing ground.

So, the result, dugay siya ka anak. It took them 5 years in the making before I came to this world.

Just a joke about your assistant Cedric: Unsa nga isda iyang gi hinloan ug gi unsa ninyo pag luto? Gi prito or inun-onan, hahaha.

Bitaw, it gives pride to every Boholano that you have this brilliant mind and talent. You are one of the few Filipinos who are fortunate to be blessed with such opportunity. We are looking forward to your success. Good luck.
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Mr. Ferniz,
Sorry wa jud ko nakakita ani. :P

Sa AAS machine, Mr. Ferniz, ang radioactive exposure is very minute ra man pero for safety's sake I do wear a mandatory white lab coat, gloves and heavy laboratory masks to protect the eyes from exposure to blue flame. You are right, Mr. Ferniz, a long time exposure to radioactive isotopes will lead to genetic degeneracy, however, I was only exposed to no more than 1 weeks worth of work. It becomes a systemic problem if one is exposed to radioactive isotopes at high levels for years/decades. However I was exposed to isotopes for about 3-4 hours a day while collecting scintillation samples in a week span.

Hahahaha, Mr. Ferniz, I never realized it but you're right it does look like Cedric is preparing fish no? lol. I was so blessed to have him volunteer to work with me; which really saved me hours even days. But he benefitted from this because as a freshman he was already given hands-on experience in the Elemental analyzer machine (CNS) as well as the Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS) when in reality only upper classmen, usually seniors, are are exposed to these instruments. He will be more than ready when its his turn to work on his composition in 3 years.

In the end, thats what counts. Science, afterall, is all about passing on the knowledge gained in a research to the next generation; from teacher to student. And I am honored to have been given the chance to have worked with my professorial staff, as well as with my  research assistants that worked under me. It taught me the meaning of "patience" and the concept of 'team-approach'.

Thank you, Mr. Ferniz, for your warm words of support, sir.
We do what we can to glorify the Lord; either it be in science, economics, arts, whatever it so may be that we are gifted in. But to the Lord God be all glory and praise. Unending praise.



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