Tag: science

  • The science and mystery around winter solstice

    The science and mystery around winter solstice

    Portland State’s Climate Science Lab Director Paul Loikith explains the science and mystery around winter solstice.

  • My Insight into CLSB

    My Insight into CLSB

    By: Marilynn Sandoval I’ve become a huge fan of the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the South Waterfront. Sure, the transportation there might not be ideal for some folks. But the new labs, lecture halls, research space and restaurants are really nice. I’m a science major, and I started at PSU the same year…

  • When I Grow Up

    He grinned at me from atop my desk, and I burst into giggles. “Oh, wow!”, I exclaimed. I snatched up the stuffed T.Rex to examine him further; his stubby arms, long tail, and reptilian eyes. “I’m glad you like it,” said my husband. “I thought you could use a present.” “Yeah, he’s great!”, I replied…

  • Mark of the Chemist

    In the early days of chemistry they didn’t have things like “laboratory safety protocol” and other such hindrances to the fun of blowing things up and producing toxic gases in the name of science. As a result, new chemists would often wind up jamming pieces of glassware through their hands as they set up their…

  • Secrets in Stone

    I’m in the mineralogy lab in the sub-basement of Cramer Hall. I’m seated in front of a petrographic microscope, a tool that I will come to know and love as a geology major. I place a slide carefully on the microscope stage. I look through the eyepiece and gasp- I never expected it to look…