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Sometimes a book isn’t quite what you expected. And you’re disappointed. Sometimes a book isn’t quite what you expected and you’re pleasantly surprised. Chris Impey and Holly Henry’s Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration definitely falls into the latter category. What was I expecting? From the subtitle I was hoping…

The biennial Western Conference on Science Education will be taking place this coming July 9–July 11, 2013. I’m thinking very seriously of going and I think science/engineering librarians in general should consider doing so as well. Here’s how they describe it: The biennial Western Conference for Science Education creates an ongoing organizational infrastructure that invites…

Nothing like a little engineering humour to get the year off to a good start! This is one of my favourite engineer jokes, one that’s been kicking around the web for quite a while. I’m not sure the original source, but this is there I found it for today’s post. If you know the original…

Before heading off to the Charleston Conference last week, I blogged about the big announcement of Pierre Lassonde’s big $25 million donation to York to found the Lassonde School of Engineering. I attended the announcement and livetweeted it quite extensively: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,…

It’s a big day here at York University, especially for us science & engineering types both within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and those of us who support their teaching and research missions. There’s a big announcement about the coming expansion of our engineering programs to include many of the more traditional streams, such…

Computer science and computer science education are a couple of my evergreen topics here on this blog, as you can see by perusing the computer science tag. And of course, my trip to Harvard for LIAL this past summer perhaps has that institution on my radar a bit more than usual. So how wonderful is…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

This past Saturday I spent the afternoon at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival at the Toronto Reference Library. It was a blast, I met a ton of great comics people, spent way too much money and supported a lot of great artists and writers. The highlight was discovering the new collection We Are the Engineers…

I don’t usually announce these sorts of things on the blog, but since Randy is a long-time friend, colleague and fellow Habs fan, I just had to make an exception. The SLA Engineering Division is the group that hands out the award. From their mailing list: 2011 SLA Engineering Librarian of the Year Award The…

In his incredibly wonderful new book, On the Grid: A Plot of Land, An Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make Our World Work, Scott Huler gives us three essential take-aways: Thank God for engineers Get out your wallet Let’s learn to love our infrastructure. (p. 217-225) In fact, not much more need really be…

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