Introductory Post

Hello all! My name is Chaya Pike, and I am a junior/senior studying Biology and Elementary Education, with a minor in Marine Science. I love taking the amazing concepts I learn in my science courses and translating them for non-scientists to enjoy – this is why I want to teach, though research interests me as well. Last summer I taught a microscope camp for families at the Sitka Sound Science Center, and it was a blast! I was astonished to discover that children as young as six were able to use compound microscopes effectively. In preparing for the camp, we discovered that we had a collection of almost 2000 prepared slides from Sheldon Jackson College, and above is a picture of me cleaning and sorting just a few of them.