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Having a light bulb moment at my summer job

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Thomas Edison is most famous for the invention of the lightbulb. And while the attribution isn’t exactly correct – Edison didn’t create the lightbulb, but rather designed a long-lasting, usable filament – his contributions are no less significant. Commenting on his pursuit of a working filament, which required the testing of many different materials, Edison […]

25 Ways to Use Your Gannon Degree

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There’s a reason each graduation ceremony at Gannon is celebrated with plenty of pomp and circumstance: earning that diploma is a major accomplishment. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, less than 30 percent of the U.S. population holds a college degree, meaning that Gannon graduates already have a head start among their peers when leaving […]

Stand Back — Matt’s Going to Try Science!

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“I have a lot of black shirts.” This was the thought that occurred to me as I rummaged through my shirt drawer this morning in search of clothing to wear for work. Many of those black shirts are emblazoned with pop culture or science-related references such as, “Stand back, I’m going to try science!” (from […]

Freshman Bio Class Lands Me a Job

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After a month of looking for a job, I am finally employed. I applied virtually everywhere. If a place had a “We’re hiring” sign, you can bet I walked in and got an application. And if a place didn’t, I probably walked in and asked for one anyway.