Let’s make sure nothing goes BOOM

Let’s make sure nothing goes BOOM

After many long days and nights (well weeks and months really), the growth room is practically ready to go. Exciting! Containment vessels are hooked up with all the cables, wires, and sensors being able to do the things they need to do. Good to go! Well, once we have...
Getting there …

Getting there …

Exciting news: at long last, Chris is getting his research rolling in the lab. Starting off easy with some simple corrosion studies to help us understand some important relationships needed for us to pursue some pretty cool nitride materials. Fingers crossed...
Gas cabinets are here woohoo! (oh wait …)

Gas cabinets are here woohoo! (oh wait …)

Exciting moment! The gas cabinets have finally arrived–woohoo! The long saga of getting the lab constructed will hopefully come to an end soon. Oh wait … they didn’t provide what we asked for. Sigh. Back to waiting …
Sand Volleyball time!

Sand Volleyball time!

To get the most (and the last) out of the summer, one last round of Team Strandwitz vs. Team Pimputkar on the sand volleyball court! Was great to meet the new team members of Strandwitz’s group and show them out to play ball.
Neurons have been laid …

Neurons have been laid …

Fantastic work by the team over the summer and we have reached a point where all the neurons have now been laid in the lab and the brain has been assembled. Still need to kick the tires to check things out, but a huge step forward. Great work team!