By Nora Bradford
University of Chicago, Class of 2019
Just a month ago, my dad drove me from our home near Boston, MA to a small, picturesque, seaside town on Cape Cod called Woods Hole. This town isn’t like any other coastal spot; it’s a world-renowned hub of marine biological study. Scientists come from all over the country and the world to study and work here. So, for a young scientist like me, traveling to Woods Hole was a dream come true.
What was I doing there? Here’s some context: UChicago has had an affiliation with the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole since 2013. Now, for the first time, they’ve developed classes specifically for undergraduates. Read more …
Photo: The circuit Nora Bradford built in her course at MBL, “Observing Proteins in Action; How to Design and Build your own Instruments.” The students built circuits “so that we could learn to model a cell membrane through its electric properties,” Bradford writes.