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Carolyn Wilke

Carolyn is a graduate student at Northwestern working on her Ph.D. in environmental engineering. Her research is on nanomaterials and their chemistry and interactions with bacteria in the environment. When she’s not in the lab, she’s probably working on something at her sewing machine or out for a run.

Content by Carolyn Wilke

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If you watch television at all, you’ve seen advertisements suggesting that some new medicine is the best remedy for a particular disease.

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I woke freezing like a popsicle inside my 20ºF sleeping bag. Yes, it is typically cold at high altitude, but usually this bag keeps me a bit too toasty.

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I recently helped polish silver for a fancy dinner party.

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“Don’t forget the sunscreen!” The imperative cried before a trip to the beach is an important one, with the pasty white lotion saving many a sunbather from sunburns and damage from the sun’s UV ray

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Even though I’ve lived here for two years, I still have conversations with friends in which I admit that I haven’t yet seen many of the attractions Chicago has to offer.

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For my nephew’s birthday, I got him a kit of experiments based on the science of glowing.

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Like many Americans, I’ve lived under the assumption that the chemicals used in all sorts of everyday products are thoroughly tested and known to be safe.

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When I was visiting family this past week, my mother-in-law shared with us how she uses her Fitbit to keep track of how much she exercises, how

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Viruses are capable of creating havoc. Sometimes when I think about viruses, I get a picture of a massive outbreak.