"Year One: Life at ASU" is a periodic photo series following five freshmen navigating their first year at ASU. This installment checks in on Hannah Kiesling attending her first class and lab as the nursing major starts her ASU career.
Kiesling's first class at ASU didn't waste any time getting into the course work. The freshman from outside of Chicago looks up to the periodic table as she tries to figure out the atomic mass of copper during an exercise assigned by her instructor on Sept. 9.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Kiesling wants to be a nurse, which means she needs a strong background in chemistry. Here, she learns the basics of cations and atomic mass from principal lecturer Richard Baurer during her Intro to Chemistry course in the Walter Cronkite School building on the Downtown Phoenix campus.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
The first class was just the beginning of this nursing student's path toward a degree. With that start now behind her, Kiesling (center) leaves her Intro to Chemistry course and moves on to the next step of her academic journey.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
As a freshman nursing student, Kiesling will spend a lot of time in labs. Her first hands-on experience took place Sept. 14 in her Chemistry 101 lab at the University Center on the Downtown Phoenix campus. The lesson began with Kiesling and her lab mates deciding what tools to use. With two years of chemistry in high school, Kiesling's lab mates turned to her for guidance.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Kiesling and her team listen to chemistry lab instructor Jett Feld as he lists the different types of tools students can use to conduct measurements. It might sound basic, but this is the foundation Kiesling and her fellow students will use to build the rest of this year's lab work upon.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Kiesling fills an Erlenmeyer flask for a lab exercise based on precision and accuracy.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Kiesling and community health freshman Alexis Kennedy measure out 10 ml of water during their chemistry lab. Mastering these tasks is a key part of forging a foundation of knowledge and experience on the way to becoming a nurse.Deanna Dent/ASU Now