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Latest 2021 Epidemics ECS Posts

March 18, 2021

A Thorough Investigation

Early this morning, our ECS was split into teams to investigate specific simulated cases of epidemics. We spent the day in our groups researching the given symptoms, locations, and other clues in order to try and figure out what disease we were presented with. After we all received confirmation that we’d successfully identified our disease, we got to work making a plan to combat its spread. Though we worked hard on this final project all day, we had many breaks from our work to keep us focused...
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March 17, 2021

A Change of Pace

This Wednesday we went to Pure Bouldering Gym to rock climb and see how COVID has affected small businesses. Then we went back to school and did an experiment before discussing ethics. Today was probably my favorite day of ECS. I thought it was a lot of fun to exercise and was deeply interested in Dr. Gillion’s ethics questions. All the time we spent in the lab finished with this final assignment. The lab we did was also very fun and we spent many days on it, so it was gratifying to...
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March 17, 2021

Rock Climbing

We went rock climbing. Essentially, we did a lot of climbing and a transmission experiment. Ms. Hanson took out a black light and had everyone put their hands under it. She had put some fake germs on a wall to show how they are transmitted. I liked learning about how germs are transmitted when touching the rock climbing wall. It was also interesting to learn about how rock climbing works. I was shocked to learn how many germs are transmitted by rock climbers sharing the wall. The part of today...
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March 16, 2021

Bacteria and Ethics

Today was a day themed heavily around the lab and experiments. We have spent a lot of time in the lab over the course of ECS, but none as much as today. Last week we had taken bacteria and added it to different solutions and let it incubate for 5 days. Today was the day where we saw the results and tested some more. We tested these bacterias to see their metabolic characteristics. After this we used what we had learned to Identify an unknown bacteria we were given. This was a very interesting...
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March 15, 2021

Another Snow Day

Starting off the last week of our Seminar we have yet another snow day which meant virtual learning for us. We started the day off with some independent work about a Fungus that causes inflammation around the brain and spine area and how it originated and its impact on the country. I personally don’t like those independent work sessions and I am way more into class discussion about what we got to do later on that day. While we were working on the independent assignment, Dr Gillon took some...
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March 15, 2021

Unexpected Snow Day

To start off the last week of ECS we were surprised by a snow day. Some of us even ended up getting over a foot of snow! While it is amazing that Colorado got a good amount of snow, we still had lots of work to do while we were relaxing at home. We started the day off with some independent work. From the CDC we did a packet called what’s in a syringe. In this assignment we decided if it was a good idea for a hypothetical basketball player named Tom to get steroid injections to aid him in...
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March 12, 2021

Life Years

To round out the week was another awesome online class! We spent a good portion of the day working on our modeling activities, where we learn about how to use statistics and math to predict outcomes to a certain event, such as how many COVID cases a population will have based on the current number of cases and the growth rate. Additionally, we talked about a very interesting Star Trek episode titled “A Taste of Armageddon”. In the episode, the premise is that a planet doesn’t want war, so they...
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March 11, 2021

A Walk in the Park

Today was our first off-campus day in Bear Creek Park. The morning consisted of completing a worksheet on the different ways a pathogen can spread and doing a simulation on the spread of HIV. In the afternoon, we worked with Dr. Gillon on Google Sheets to model the spread of a disease through a population and learn about how vaccine decisions can be made using math. During this lesson, we learned about how you can show which groups of people can be vaccinated by using numbers, which I found to...
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March 09, 2021

The Stain Day

To start off the new week, we started the day learning how to stain bacterial slide samples and what different colors mean. Later in the afternoon, we worked with spreadsheets and learned how to use certain equations to get different outcomes. I found the dying of samples very interesting. It was cool how different colors of dye could show me what a cell had in its cell wall. I also enjoyed learning how to input equations into a spreadsheet. I like how I am able to use data that I already have...
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March 05, 2021

Finally, We Got Swag!

We started our day by getting our long-awaited hazmat onesies. We took a group picture with our new swag and worked on our projects. Ms. Blisse Beardsley then visited and saw our “amazing model-building skills.” After a quick break, we suited up to invade the hazardous lab room to do step 2 of the aseptic technique lab. With 4 absences today we managed to get 2 people to facetime so they could see the lab. Yesterday, online we worked a lot with google spreadsheets. We learned how google...
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March 17, 2021

A Change of Pace

This Wednesday we went to Pure Bouldering Gym to rock climb and see how COVID has affected small businesses. Then we went back to school and did an experiment before discussing ethics. Today was probably my favorite day of ECS. I thought it was a lot of fun to exercise and was deeply interested in...
» read more
March 17, 2021

Rock Climbing

We went rock climbing. Essentially, we did a lot of climbing and a transmission experiment. Ms. Hanson took out a black light and had everyone put their hands under it. She had put some fake germs on a wall to show how they are transmitted. I liked learning about how germs are transmitted when...
» read more
March 16, 2021

Bacteria and Ethics

Today was a day themed heavily around the lab and experiments. We have spent a lot of time in the lab over the course of ECS, but none as much as today. Last week we had taken bacteria and added it to different solutions and let it incubate for 5 days. Today was the day where we saw the results...
» read more
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