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Try something new

Creatures of habit we are. We settle into routines. But college is not the place for routine. It’s been quite difficult to establish a routine actually, with so many opportunities and events to take advantage of. But at the same time, I find myself forgetting to...

What I learned from my thesis

In New Zealand, 75% of electricity comes from renewable resources including most notably wind, geothermal, and hydro power. In the United States, renewable resources supply only 13% of electricity. What accounts for this difference, and is it possible for the United...

Essay 2

Looking through my blogs, I came to realize, I don’t typically blog about negative personal experiences. My blogs throughout the years have focused on topics like energy, yoga, movies, philosophy, psychology, leadership (obviously), and more personal experiences like...

KDR

Over the past week it has been interesting to hear student voices in response to the Kappa Delta Rho Facebook page. I’m still trying to form my own opinions surrounding the issue. I’ve heard every viewpoint from outright rage over the non-consensual photographs taken...

Engaged Scholarship

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do an interview for the EMS magazine. The article features undergraduate students who are ‘engaged scholars’ in the college of Earth and Mineral Sciences. While I have heard the term ‘engaged scholarship’ before I wasn’t really...

Puerto Rico

I can’t believe spring break has come to an end and I’ve experienced my last trip with the PLA. Puerto Rico was absolutely amazing, and it was an awesome way to finish up my senior year with the academy. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to...

Penn State Scandal Revisited

It’s been a while since I considered my views on the Sandusky scandal. I vividly remember when I found out about the allegations against Jerry Sandusky. With the release of the Freeh Report, the indictment of Curley and Shultz, and the firing of Joe Paterno, Penn...

Dear Zachary

I only feel compelled to write about this in attempt to try to make sense of it in my own head. If you haven’t seen the film Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, it is one that leaves you emotionally disturbed, questioning life, and looking for justice....

FracPro

The last few days I had the opportunity to organize, as well as take, a technical course on hydraulic fracture analysis. The course taught students how to use the FRACPRO software, which is a program, used across the world in oil and gas industries. This program...
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