Ode to a Math Professor

Professor Terrance Pendleton loves chalk. It’s evident in the way he writes. Every. Single. Word. On the chalkboard. Every theorem, every definition, down to the most minute component of every equation. He appears addicted to the gentle scraping sounds, the soft and grainy acoustics of resistance preceded by slightly louder patters when the chalk first … Continue reading Ode to a Math Professor

NMR you ready for this?

The machine rolled into Harvey-Ingham early this semester, an intimidating six feet in height with a smooth, pasty coating, marked in navy blue ink. “Bruker,” the label said, an allusion to the mass scientific instrumentation corporation from whence it came. While this metaphorical “new kid on the block” doesn’t look like much, the perspective it … Continue reading NMR you ready for this?