Using dplyr and foreach to read in multiple data sets from disk

I had a student (Jack Fogliasso) bring me a problem from a Microbiology lab where they are trying to identify bacteria using lasers. One of the items they wanted to understand was the absorption rates of different wavelenghts. So they have a machine to do the lasering and it reads out a text file that of coures has a ton of meta data in it, is semi-colon delimited, and there’s one file per trial.