Lauren and I started our summer research yesterday. We were given an article about DNA-inspired electrostatics to read. Professor Andresen also gave us numerous textbooks to read so we could learn basic biology and chemistry. In the afternoon, we went to the lab and worked on basic pipetting techniques. We were given the task of transferring water from one vial to 1.5 ml sample tubes. My first attempt was not very good. However I was able to reduce my error bars on my second attempt.