10
arches
summer
2013
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CONSTRUCTORS
Shane Kiyota ’16 and
Rachel Hasagawa ’16
WHAT IS IT?
Origami sculptures of
various viruses
WHAT DO WE
LEARN?
Viruses are packets of
genetic information. The
sculptures illustrate the
diversity of shapes to be
seen in the viral universe.
Some of the parts of the
sculptures depict specific
functions, such as tail
fibers that attach to host
receptors, allowing the
viruses to invade and
convert the afflicted cell
into a “virus factory.”
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CONSTRUCTOR
Michael Villasenor ’16
WHAT IS IT?
A childrens’ ABC booklet,
with a term from molecular
biology representing each let-
ter of the alphabet
WHAT DO WE LEARN?
Molecular biology, like any
field of study, has its own
language,” and students in
Professor Martin’s “Unity of
Life” course learn many new
terms. This booklet, using
many, many terms discussed
in class, presents an “A to Z”
of molecular biology, in a fun
and engaging fashion.