The cleaning process of cleaning the rooms of the Radiogenic Isoptope Lab went something like this...
Today was a whirlwind, so to best recap all three of us students are writing this!
The day started nice and bright and very cold at 9am. It felt two hours earlier for our bodies (daylight savings and a timezone change) so some people *cough Riley cough* were struggling without a proper dose of caffeine. We arrived at the lab and quickly were swept up in the cleaning process.
So basically, it was a pretty chill day.
During the day we took a break and we were given a tour of the building's mainframe, mechanical, and electrical rooms. We found out how different labs have specific air duct systems, and the clean lab is on its own system where the air in the lab is 100% air (theoretically no contaminants because there is so much filtration) and is extremely climate controlled.
After that, another undergraduate, Sean, gave us an hour tour of campus. We saw how big and beautiful this campus is and Juliana realized tennis shoes are better than boots for the amount of walking we did. Since today is Sunday, a lot of things were closed and so we didn't see a lot of other people and couldn't explore fully. We did meet a really nice dog who followed us around while her owner tried to catch up to her.
Venus was a really sweet little puppy!
Tomorrow we will start the wet chemistry work in the lab (and finish a little more cleaning), but for the rest of today, we will relax and try out ice cream from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (a national treasure).
P.S. Check out the gallery! Juliana took some really sweet pictures today!
On this page we'll post updates of the BETA Project's progress- stay tuned!