Oh, hell yeah.
Oh, hell yeah.
So since this science blog has gotten pretty slow as of late, (I know I owe someone an explanation of the physics of arrows and projectiles….. I really am getting around to that! Though by this point you probably did a google search… Sorry :C ) I’m going to do a once a week/bi-weekly web journal-y thingy I’m gonna call “What I Learned in Parasitology Is….”
This semester I’m taking a general Parasitology class as part as an organismal biology elective, and Parasitology is one area of animal biology that has always fascinated me since I knew what parasites were (which was around 5 or 6 years old when one of my dad’s old buddies came around looking for a place to crash for “a few days”).
The interesting thing about this Parasitology class that I’m taking this semester is that its the very first class of the subject offered at our university. Its being taught not by a Parasitology professor, per se, but an animal physiology professor whom has worked as a veterinarian for many years. He’s a very well respected member of the biology staff here at WCU, and I look forward to learning from him.
Anyway, this little web journal-y thingy I’ll be doing is just gonna be a few paragraphs about what we have learned in the class so far, some major points that I learned through the week, and GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF PICTURES THAT I WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO HAVE TRIGGER WARNINGS ON BECAUSE IF YOU’VE EVER LOOKED UP PARASITES IN GOOLE IMAGES YOU KNOW THAT STUFF IS NASTY.
The semester long project we have planned for this class includes me studying, and basically becoming an expert on, one interesting and uncommon parasite, so I’ll put alot of stuff about that on these posts too.
Additionally, if you guys have some ideas for what I could do the project on, drop a message in the ask box and I’ll think it over! It does have to be both interesting and an uncommonly talked about parasite(so no botflies, toxoplasmosis, ring worms, tape worms, cordyceps, etc).
I might also add in or substitute in interesting things from my other classes: Organic Chemistry, Biotechnology and Microbiology.
I hope that those of you still tuning into this blog enjoy these upcoming posts, and as always - go team science!