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SCIART at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fest
(by Thomas Burnett, Biology Team) We’ve finally made it to the end. We did it! This last week of the SCIART program, we had the pleasure of presenting our research at UMBC’s Summer...
August 13, 2017
The Engineering Team Wraps Up
(by Jacob Bass, Engineering Team) In the penultimate week approaching the end of the SCIART program, the engineering team wrapped up the last of their work in preparation for SURF...
August 8, 2017
Isolating DNA from Ivory
(by Stacy Davis, Biology Team) At the beginning of last week we were able to get results from the previous ivory sample that we had extracted DNA from. We ran the sequence from the GeneWiz...
August 7, 2017
The Engineering Team Compares Microcontrollers
(by Minhquan Tran, Engineering Team) This week, our team has been working on simultaneously developing and functionalizing the Arduino Uno WiFi and the TI CC2650 microcontrollers. The Arduino...
August 4, 2017
A Final Week of Experiments for the Chemistry Team
(by Chloe Cao, Chemistry Team) This past week the chemistry group has been working with ivory samples (elephant tusk, mammoth tusk, and elk teeth). We used Raman spectroscopy,...
August 3, 2017
More Art Conservation Field Trips
(by Adam Ring, Chemistry Team) This was a busy week for the SCIART program with two opportunities to gain on-site experience in the fields of art conservation and conservation science. On...
July 25, 2017
Seeing Art Conservation at the Walters Museum and Winterthur
(by Claire Scott, Biology Team) The biology team’s past week was quite full. On Monday and Tuesday, the team extracted DNA from African and Asian elephant dung and blood, and also sent out...
July 24, 2017
Designing the Resistance Temperature Detector
(by Amulya Srestha, Engineering Team) This past week, the engineering team designed the resistance temperature detector (RTD). We were able to use computer-aided design (CAD) software called...
July 18, 2017
Identifying Ivory by Peptide Mass Fingerprinting
(by Thomas Burnett, Biology Group) This week, the SCIART Chemistry and Biology teams welcomed a special guest, Dr. Daniel Kirby , as he assisted us in our ivory analyses. For this, Dr. Kirby...
July 18, 2017
The Chemistry Team Investigates DSA, SEM, and Raman Analysis
(by Hope La Farge, Chemistry Team) As this was a short week due to the holiday, the SCIART chemistry group focused on training with three non-destructive analytical techniques using bones and...
July 12, 2017
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