Well, it’s over.

So, SROP is over. It feels weird saying that. It was my summer and now I have nothing (well, aside from Community Advisor training) to do. I met so many awesome people in… Continue reading

Museums are too big.

This past Wednesday, SROP took a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. Having never been there before, it was a really cool first experience! I really enjoyed the bioluminecense exhibit and the… Continue reading

Researchers, Millipedes, and Mosquitos – Oh My!

As mentioned in the previous blog post, I’m a little bit behind. Overall though, the program has been going well. The program has been most everything I have expected so far – with… Continue reading

Research Updates and Fermi Lab

So, I suppose the question many of the viewers of this blog are asking is “How is your project coming along?” The answer is “alright.” I’ve gotten a bit behind on my schedule,… Continue reading


So… I’m back in DeKalb right now. I’m taking part in the Summer Research Opportunity Program that is organized by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. The program duration is 8… Continue reading

Update Four

Currently, I am still in the same place as my last update. I will be contacting the graduate students in the geology department and I hope to set a time up for lab… Continue reading

Update Three: Second Semester

Hello everyone! It’s¬†officially¬†the Spring semester here at NIU, and that means it’s time to get down to business! Well, research business to be exact. It’s definitely exciting switching focuses – last semester I… Continue reading


Well, I haven’t posted any updates in quite some time, so it looks like today is the day. Firstly, I have the privilege of announcing that I will be working with Dr. Carol… Continue reading

The Search for a Mentor

Since this is my first post, I guess I had better make it at least somewhat interesting. For those of you who haven’t read the “About Page” my name is Josh and I’m… Continue reading