Post # 1
I work in an organic geochemistry lab, getting my PhD, and I officially passed my training – meaning I’m introducing insignificant fatty acid contamination to my samples! WOO! It took forever for 3 reasons:
- My lab was just wrapping up being assembled at the beginning of my third year.
- Our lipid extraction machine kept/keeps breaking down – there’s an issue with the new models.
- There were large time gaps between my training/practice sample running periods due to the above.
Anyways, I’m so excited to run some REAL samples in the lab! Two years of cranking through my project and becoming a lab guru! This shouldn’t be a big deal, but it’s huge for me. lol
Post # 2
Woo! Very exciting! The PhD path continues on…
Post # 3
Very nice! I wish I was science-y. I just did a victory dance for getting a 92% on my latest A&P test, ha. I look up to PhD students, you are fantastic!
Post # 4
Hell yeah! You gotta celebrate those victories, because so much of PhD training in the sciences is banging your head against a wall!
I just submitted my paper revisions today, so I’m pretty excited about that, luckily I was able to complete most of the requested experiments favorably, but now it’s just the waiting….
Post # 5
Woooooowoooooo! Go lady!
I remember getting super excited when I was finally able to plug in the prototype of one of my EE projects and it DIDN’T go up in smoke. It was amazing! Haha.
Post # 6
I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THIS FEELING. I’m going into a Ph.D. program in the fall, but I worked with mammalian cells throughout undergrad. There was this period in which ALL OF MY CELLS KEPT DYING AND I THOUGHT I WAS GOING CRAZY, but one of the other undergrads was using dirty pipettes in all of our cell culture materials. It’s totally a big deal. It’s awesome. I’m so excited for you. Troubleshooting seems to be about 85% of grad school, hearing from the students in my program. 🙂