BROCCOLI, READER'S NOTES, AND PARTNER PROFILE MINI-PAPER
Today in class, as it said on the syllabus, you should have read the short essay about Dr. Ed Brush, professor of Chemistry here at BSU. As you will have perhaps noticed, I wrote that piece. it's an example of a profile, and an example (though a longer version of it) of your first assignment for the semester, The Partner Interview Mini-paper.
For today, we are focusing on how to successfully write a set of Reader's Notes. We'll go over the assignment in class, but, essentially, for every reading we have in class, you'll need to post BEFORE CLASS your Reader's Notes for whatever we watch, read, listen to, etc.
FOR TODAY'S CLASS: As we talked about in class today, there are two kinds of information that make up a profile. There is the actual information about the person. And then there is what the author decides it means. In your small group, you discussed both of these two parts of the essay. Please post a short summary of what you discussed by "commenting" or "replying" to this post (see below for full directions). This counts as a first reading journal, even if you aren't super detailed or even right. It counts as long as you post it. If you don't post it. It counts as a "U" and you can't revise it.
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9/11/2020 09:05:02 am
Ed Brush seems like a pretty decent guy.
9/16/2020 07:42:57 am
Ed Brush, from the beginning, is depicted as a very kind man. Ed is known as the environmental guy at Bridgewater State University, and everyone confesses their wrong doings to the environment to him. Ed is a sensible guy in the fact that he is not going to save the planet by yelling at someone for not double siding their handouts or using plastic. He also knows he will not save the planet in his lifetime, so he is setting his students up for success with saving our environment. Ed has been very successful in his research, however he is not consumed by it. A student of his developed a rash from the chemicals they were using and he stopped the whole research immediately. Ed cares about his students immensely. Ed mentors one undergraduate student a semester and it shows he really wants his students to succeed. He saw how harmful the chemicals were, and decided he was going to change his ways. Ed started to participate in “non-violent chemistry.” Ed loves to garden and he says his favorite plant is broccoli. Broccoli is actually the key component in Ed’s research. Broccoli has a cancer fighting component in it. Ed knows he will not cure cancer in his lifetime, but one of his students can potentially take this research and cure cancer. Ed’s rationality is what will give his research success. He isn’t trying to rush the work so he can be the one who discovered a cure for cancer. He is not in this for the fame and his love for his students will help them find a cure.
9/16/2020 09:25:15 am
Ed Brush seems to be a very genuine and dedicated professor at BSU. In the article he is depicted as and environment lover and a very sensible man. He knows that he won't change the world but still wants to try and change his world or everyday, he has been very very successful in his craft and research but still gives himself the time to live. He is also considerate for example he was doing a project when one of his students developed a rash to the chemicals they were using, Ed immediately stopped the research. He loves his job, he has and amazing vision and he loves his students! He is also very big on sustainability. He claims “ a truly sustainable world requires the sort of work for which one needs vast stores of energy”. He was a founding faculty member of the Adrian Tinsley Program, as well as a self proclaimed “defender of the planet”. During his research. and time on trying to find the cure for cancer Dr. Brush found his love of broccoli, which he claims to be his favorite plant. The chemical arrows that he is looking for depend on a chemical compound in broccoli which describes why it would be his favorite plant. Ed was influenced by a book he read (ironic) and is currently doing research on how to eat food produced from local farms in his own backyard. That is what I found out about Dr. Ed Brush after reading the article.
9/11/2020 10:28:22 am
Ed Brush is a good, caring scientific man. Ed Brush is a well known man in the BSU community. Him and his wife have built a garden on the BSU campus which displays the amount of generosity that Ed has. During a lab experiment, Ed’s student contacted a rash and immediately he stopped the entire experiment. Ed also sees that potential in some of his students and chooses a selected few to become undergraduate researchers. In addition to that Ed has the opportunity to work one on one with another student from the university. Ed is a “defender of the planet” as stated in the article. Ed created safer “green” ways to do science. He is currently researching the cure for cancer and with that found his love for broccoli. Ed was highly influenced by a book he read and is currently doing research on how to eat food produced from local farms in his own backyard. Ed is also very big on sustainability. He claims “ a truly sustainable world requires the sort of work for which one needs vast stores of energy”. I am curious about what inspired Ed to go into the science field and become a researcher. I also want to know his students' view on the type of man Ed is and what they would say about him. I am not really the science type but reading this article has made me have a bit of interest in working with Ed for some time. Ed is highly intelligent and graduated from Penn State, and truly his works have proven his intelligence and dedication.
9/11/2020 08:57:19 pm
The article is mostly focused on Ed Brush current research and his reasoning of understanding and pushing towards the idea of sustainability , a much healthier and better environment.IThe educational article is called “On the Perfection of Broccoli: Talking to Ed Brush” written by Lee Torda. This was written on the lovely Bridgewater State University and the BSU growing spaces community garden which is mostly run by Ed Brush. He had become a founding faculty member of the known Adrian Tinsley Program for students of Bridgewater State University. I had learned that Ed Brush is the leading guy on Bridgewater State University campus for the idea of sustainability. He had the chance to study and understand the main point of sustainability thanks to his colleagues Kevin Curry and Tammy King who applied and earned a grant to allow them to buy equipment that would allow them to research the environment for different reasons and understandings. This led Ed Brush to beginning and current research which helps involves building small organic molecules which translates towards the idea of chemical arrows. Chemical arrows are designed to help and target certain cancers in a number of different fields. Thanks to one undergraduate student that had developed a rash had made Brush realize that chemicals have an effect on us in different ways or one way. I feel that Brush had an objective to find a cure for cancer using his known knowledge about sustainability to better the world. He had set up his students to continue on with his work and graden to find a cure for cancer.
9/13/2020 11:30:02 am
Based off of this article Ed Brush is a well respected man in the BSU community. Brush has a very green thumb. He is known as the “defender of the planet crusader for the green”, he believes in green chemistry and thinking about the harm that the chemicals were using in chemistry are causing. Ed says that none of the green chemistry was new rather than they were using new terminology. Brush and his wife grew a garden on the BSU campus called the bridgewater growing spaces community garden. Brush is a very caring man while working with his students one student researcher had developed a rash and brush immediately stopped the project. This experience is what caused him to get involved in nonviolent chemistry. Ed works to help find a cure for cancer using organic molecules. When asked what his favorite plane was his response was “well, honestly it's broccoli '' the chemical compound in broccoli has been found to have cancer fighting agents.
9/14/2020 06:58:24 am
Ed Brush is well-known in the BSU community. He was a founding faculty member of the Adrian Tinsley Program, the public face of sustainability and, of course, “defender of the planet”. Based on what I’ve read in the article Ed is a kind, hardworking, and cares a lot about this planet and the people on it. Ed mentored undergraduate students each summer during the entire time the Adrian Tinsley Program was around. He truly cared about his students. When a student in his lab developed a rash, he immediately shut the entire experiment down. After realizing how the chemicals were negatively affecting the world, Ed started using nonviolent chemistry. He created a safe way to do chemistry and ensured his student felt safe in the lab. Ed and his wife maintain a garden on the BSU campus. Ed decided to start gardening after reading the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. By Barbara Kingsolver. The booked talked about the experiment that Kingsolver did where she only ate food produced from her garden or from local farms. This inspired him. Ed is also researching a cure for cancer. He thinks very highly of his students and believes that they are going to find the cure for cancer one day. Ed was asked what his favorite plant is, and replied with “Well, honestly, It’s broccoli.” Ed has been searching for chemical arrows which happen to depend on a chemical compound that is found in broccoli. Ed Brush is a good man and has shown his dedication and passion for his work to his students and the entire BSU community.
9/14/2020 07:36:10 am
Dr. Ed Bush, a professor of Chemistry in BSU and faculty member of the Adrian Tinsley Program, is a passionate caring man about the earth, making an influence on his students. Early in the article he has stated that he wants a better environment for the fairness of the earth and to future generations, not solely thinking about himself and people living now but thinking what is best for the future of humanity. He has done some research, one involving building small organic molecules that are to target certain cancers. As I said, some of Ed’s students were influenced by him because they started to work on Green Chemistry. A big part of the reason they were introduced to it was because one day one of Ed’s students developed a rash in one of his labs, and ever since then Ed has used non-violent chemistry. He was thoughtful into thinking of others, so much he changed completely his normal use of teaching. Another way he is passionate is that he is a gardener, and with his wife they tend a large varied plot thus wanting to spread good things. They also tend a plot in the Bridgewater Community Garden. He admits that his favorite plant is broccoli and he seems quite educated on the vegetable. Other than the taste and feeling of the broccoli, he says that he is at a hunt for, in his research, of a chemical compound found in broccoli that gives it its cancer fighting agents. Ed Bush will of course continue his own research but he believes that one of his students will be the one to find new information about cancer and how to treat/cure it.
9/14/2020 09:33:30 am
Dr. Ed Brush is a well-known organic chemistry professor at Bridgewater State University. He earned a PhD at Pennsylvania State University and has developed green chemistry. He believes other kinds of chemistry is harmful towards the environment so he researches and conducts experiments that are eco-friendly. He calls this green chemistry, non-violent chemistry. Ever year Dr. Brush would mentor one student on how to research in the field of chemistry and ways to get internships. He loves broccoli but not because of the taste but because of the health benefits it has. There is a compound inside of broccoli which can help with the treatment of cancer. On top of mentoring, teacher an entire curriculum to hundreds of students; he uses his free time to research cancer and help to find the cure.
9/14/2020 09:58:10 am
Ed Brush is a one of the founding faculty members of the Adrian Tinsley and is very well known at Bridgewater. He is known as the “voice of the planet for the campus.” Ed is very selfless and is very humble as well as very intelligent considering he is researching a cure for cancer and is also teaching students. He does not make up fake realties or say that he will be the one to discover a cure instead he says it will be one of his students that will. He wants to set his students up so they can be well prepared for the future and in fact many of his students were themselves working on green chemistry. He puts others first and does not put their lives at risk. He cares about the future and that’s why he got into green chemistry after an incident happened in his lab that he quickly stopped leading him to get involved in sustainability. Many people view sustainability very narrowly, but he understands it better and he knows what must be done in order to achieve it which is why he is putting so much work and dedication into it because he wants the world to be a better place. He is a gardener and ironically his favorite plant is the one he focuses his work on which is broccoli. He’s using it to try to find a cure for cancer using the broccoli’s chemical compound that gives it its cancer fighting agents.
9/14/2020 10:32:02 am
Dr. Ed Brush is a well-known chemist in the BSU community. Him and his wife took time and created a garden on the Bridgewater campus called “Bridgewater Growing Spaces Community Garden”, which had a big impact on his name in the community. He studied at Pennsylvania State University where he earned is PhD. Although he is a chemist he does not believe in all forms of chemistry. He actually only believes in the form of green chemistry which he developed. He is a defender of the planet so for him green chemistry is very important because he believes that other forms of chemistry are harmful to the earth. He is also the founding facility member of the Adrian Tinsley Program. He is the “electronic voice of sustainability”, which is the act of a committing to leave something behind besides waste. During his research on trying to find the cure for cancer Ed found his love of broccoli, which he claims to be his favorite plant. The chemical arrows that he is looking for depend on a chemical compound in broccoli which describes why it would be his favorite plant. As of right now Ed is currently researching how he can eat only foods produced from local farms and in his own backyard which he gained the interest in doing after reading the book Animal, Vegetable Miracle by, Barbara Kingsolver. Overall Ed is. Very educated an and will continue his research on cancer and the Green Chemistry finding new ways to keep the planet healthy.
9/27/2020 11:05:17 am
Ed Brush was an inspirational guy who genuinely cared about his students. He was one of those people whether you knew Ed Brush personality or not you knew his name on campus. I believe he wanted to make a difference here on the Bridgewater State University campus. He loved the environment so much so that he worked at Bridgewater State University. His role was a co-director of the Center for Sustainability. Sustainability means the quality of non harmful bacteria to the environment. In his role as co-director of the Center for Sustainability Ed Brush did a lot of research on different Chemical Sciences. One of his most recent studies Ed Brush did was developing small organic molecules that are designed to target certain cancers. Later on in the article we find out that broccoli fights cancers. I think that is really amazing that he did this research for cancer. I hope one day there will be a cure for cancer. Ed Brush made an impact on students at Bridgewater State University by showing and teaching future generations about the environment. I found it very moving and powerful all he has done for the Bridgewater State University community. He was known as a founding factuality member of the Adrian Tinsley Program. The Adrian Tinsley Program was for undergraduate students here at Bridgewater State University. After reading the article On the Perfection of Broccoli: Talking to Ed Brush by Lee Torda I learned how inspirational, caring and impactful he was as a man.
10/3/2020 07:30:16 am
Ed Brush is a person who takes owner ship in what they do. I say that because he goes out of his way to teach the other generations lean and understand the concept on growing things for a garden. In fall 1998 two of eds colleagues got a grant to be able to get more things that would be able to benefits them for then and in the long run for the environment.
10/8/2020 12:27:19 pm
Dr. Ed Brush from Bridgewater State University is a truly inspirational man. I haven't met him but from what Ms.Torda's article says, he seems like a good man. Over the past ten years Dr. Brush has mentored over thirty research students at Bridgewater State University, many of them are currently attending graduate school or teaching high school science. Dr. Brush and his students present their work at the annual American Chemical Society conference and the Bridgewater Undergraduate Research Symposium. Dr. Brush also has found key components in broccoli that could potentially cure cancer. The only catch is, he's not going to be alive to see it completed. So that means that one of his students could end up developing the cure. It would be absolutely insane if the cure for cancer was finished at BSU. The amount of research that was done by Dr. Brush is something I don't even want to think of. Dr. Brush earned his PHD at Pennsylvania State University. He's a very environment-friendly man as he teaches his students how to save the world every day. Brush himself obviously cannot fix the world's environmental problems, but every new student that he teaches will make the world a safer place. I hope in the future that his students can make a big enough impact that will truly change the world.
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