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Feat of Clay I discovered an outlet for my curiosity in independent science research projects, required at my school beginning in sixth grade. Invariably, I chose to focus on biology. When I participated in an International Collaboration Project on wetlands conservation in the summer a er seventh grade, I discovered the junction between microbiology and water science that I would incorporate into all my subsequent research projects. For my eighth-grade science project, I investigated the e ects of different stimulant compounds on the speed with which bacteria break down environmental pollutants. I won one of PAUL REYNOLDS UNDER CREATIvE COMMONS G   by laurie rumker rowing up near the McKenzie River in western Oregon, I often wandered to the water’s edge to skip stones or run my fingers through the ripples and think. I valued the river both as a refuge of tranquility and a means of exploration. From its banks, I watched great blue herons fly, and fish grow and migrate. When I moved to the relative metropolis of Portland, I brought with me a curiosity about the natural world, a delight in water, and a desire to preserve the environment.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/February 2011

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/february 2011
Big Picture
In My Own Words
Becoming Environmentally Eloquent
Bacteria vs. Polystyrene: Getting the Toxins Out
Feat of Clay
What Lies Beneath
Clean & Green?
Ocean Embrace
Selected Opportunities & Resources
Making the Most of Public School
Word Wise
One Step Ahead
Exploring Career Options
Off the Shelf
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/February 2011