Summer Research!

Well, it's almost time for a new school year to begin so I thought I would take a moment to recap our summer here in the Kelly Lab - it was a big one.  The summer started with the massive demolition of our science building, Mateer Hall. 

The view from Pine Street looking North.  This would be room 201 in the middle of the image and on the top right corner, our old lab!

The view from Pine Street looking North.  This would be room 201 in the middle of the image and on the top right corner, our old lab!

It only took a week - but this was all that remained. 

It only took a week - but this was all that remained. 

I don't have any new pictures, but there is now a giant hole in the ground where Mateer once stood and the construction crews are getting ready to pour the foundation (or at least part of it).   It's been a pretty amazing experience to watch our building be demolished and to think about the great science that will be produced in the new space. 

We also had three students in the lab this summer that did some great science (and were indispensable for moving our lab into the new temporary space in Scovel Hall).  Two of the students in the lab over the summer took part in a summer NSF funded REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program this summer along with 3 other nearby Ohio schools (OWU, Earlham, and Kenyon).  As a cohort, the 8-10 faculty and ~20-25 students met every other week at one of the schools to discuss their research progress, various lab techniques, and career options.  Each student had multiple chances to present their research throughout the summer and to learn about the exciting projects going on at nearby institutions.  The summer ended with a final research presentation by each of our students. 

Mike giving some introduction to his project

Mike giving some introduction to his project

Noah giving one of the last talks of the day on his project about Drosophila sleep. 

Noah giving one of the last talks of the day on his project about Drosophila sleep. 

That's it for now - more to come soon as we get into the fall semester. 

Here's one more image of all the students that participated in the summer NSF funded REU program here at Wooster (along with me and Dr. Grit Herzmann, a faculty member in psychology and the neuroscience program here at CoW). 

Here's one more image of all the students that participated in the summer NSF funded REU program here at Wooster (along with me and Dr. Grit Herzmann, a faculty member in psychology and the neuroscience program here at CoW).