Tag: physics

Patents and Intellectual Property

It was interesting learning about the different types of intellectual property and the process to obtain them. Types of Intellectual Property Patents Copyright Trademarks Trade Secrets Faculty: Dr. Karen Evans PSC 3001 Spring 2014 – Intellectual Property_Evans

Research with Humans and Animals

This is when I learned research with humans does not necessarily mean some crazy Frankenstein experiment. “A living individual person about whom an investigator conducting research obtains data through intervention or interaction with the individual or identifiable private information.” It could be something as simple as testing if sports drinks actually have an effect on…

Biosafety

I learned a lot about biology and biosafety in this discussion since I have not been in a biology class or lab.  I honestly thought it was going to be quite boring but it was really interesting.  I never knew there was a difference between a chemical fume hood and a biological safety cabinet, to…

Chemical Hygiene

This morning started off watching a nice chemical explosion and ended in how to properly put on and remove gloves.  In between all the fun and excitement we discusses personal protection equipment, hand washing, and understanding how to obtain information from MSDS sheets. Faculty:  Dr. Nicole Villeneuve PSC 3001 Spring 2014 – Environmental Health and Safety and…

Environmental Health and Safety

Our main focus was building up to understand the general duty clause, which Lawrence Technological University‘s university labs are held by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Faculty: Dr. Nicole Villeneuve PSC 3001 Spring 2014 – Environmental Health and Safety and Chemical Hygiene_Villeneuve

Midterm Presentation

At this time I had discussed my senior project with both Dr. Scott Schneider and Dr. Valentina Tobos.  I knew Dr. Scott was going to be my adviser since we had previously discussed what type of physics project I was interested in doing at the 2013 Midwest Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Urbana-Champaign,…

Physics Research Capabilities and Physics Research Safety

It was a cold snowy winter day and we were meeting in the optics lab instead of our normal classroom.  Physics research safety was discussed in depth, more specifically laser safety.  Then we moved into the next room which is the confocal  microscope laboratory then proceeded into the next room which is the laser laboratory.…

Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure

The term conflict of interest I was vaguely familiar with before this discussion.  I had an idea of what it meant but I was not sure how it applied to research.  This showed me how there is a lot to think about before beginning a research project, that it may not be a simple decision.…

Professional Ethics

Professional ethics is a topic that is incredibly important for any undergraduate degree.  I know many students, myself included, often wonder why there is this LTU Honor Code we must have on everything we submit to our professors.  Well, someone must have thought they would be clever enough to “beat the system” and not put…

Undergraduate Learning Goals and Sustainability

Having and understanding of the undergraduate learning goals that LTU has for its students is important because it helps give understanding on why our flow charts are made the way they are. In Introduction to Senior Projects in Science the learning goals that are emphasized are Sustainability and Professional Ethics. At this time the main…

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