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Apr

27

Countdown Begins!

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Hey Hawkeyes!

Now that I’m finally done with “midterms” (are they still midterms when they’re after midterm?), I can finally start preparing for finals. Just so you all know, my finals start in 12 school days. Which for those who don’t count by school days, two weeks of class plus the first two days of finals week that I don’t have finals.

On Wednesday, I had my last chemistry lab for the year. It was a long lab. Some things just went slower and needed more precision than we thought. However, the experiments were really cool. Electrochemistry and energy just isn’t one of my interest areas.

Attaching electrolyzer wires to electrodes

Attaching electrolyzer wires to electrodes

The electrodes in their corresponding solutions.

The electrodes in their corresponding solutions.

Using electrochemistry to make hydrogen gas to be used by a voltaic cell to run a fan. (similar to an electric car, if none of that made sense)

Using electrochemistry to make hydrogen gas to be used by a voltaic cell to run a fan (similar to an electric car, if none of that made sense).

Aside from class and homework and meetings with my professors and advisors, I’ve been having a blast as an On Iowa! leader. We had our second (and last until August) All-Team meeting. As part of the team, I had the opportunity to be on one of the committees. The committees were separated into sub-committees that focused on goals. The committee that I chose to join was the Excel Committee because I feel that between last semester (which was a little rough) and this semester (which is going much better) I have a lot of advice to give first-years to help them excel.

OnIowa! Excel Committee decked out in our squad shirts :)

On Iowa! Excel Committee decked out in our squad shirts Photo-credit: Bill Adams, University Communication and Marketing

I’m so excited for On Iowa! and to meet my small group of first-years. All the people I have met through On Iowa! are so much fun and so willing to help out whenever.

Let the countdown begin! Talk to you soon!

 

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