Headed to Mars!

I've been a fan of the Mars missions ever since my uncle, Doctor Cosmo, turned me on to it from the first rover. He was a graphic designer (and jack of many other trades) and created an animation of the dancing baby on the pink planet.

A few missions later, I sat alone in my 1 bedroom apartment in Salt Lake after midnight to see the success of the Curiosity rover. I'm not ashamed to say I was brought to tears seeing the excitement of the engineers in mission control.

So I'm looking forward to the next one - MARS 2020. If you're an uber nerd, you can even get your own boarding pass and send your name to Mars. Not sure exactly what that means, but I got mine!

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Research Paper

This quarter I'm in a pediatrics class. I chose autism spectrum disorder for our written research project. Autism is controversial, especially with respects to the alternative medicine therapies. Many chiropractors, nutritionists, and medical doctors make fantastic claims about what can treat autism. I have been curious to know more about the research behind these claims and was glad to finally have a legitimate excuse to really read the journal articles more deeply. I wrote it pretty quickly (so it isn't as polished as I'd like) and I had to limit it to 4-5 pages even though there are many more topics I wanted to discuss. Here's the final paper in blog form.

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