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I’d rather be…

doing just about anything than writing multiple choice questions and grading a last set of assignments. Especially, because there’s been a number of intriguing articles that have come across my virtual desk in the past week or so, and I’d really like to blog about some of them. So I just will. But which one…

Musical incentives

I’m all about tricking myself into productivity and rewarding myself when things get done. One way I’ve done that in the past was to reward myself with $10 guilt-free on iTunes when I got a paper submitted. I haven’t gotten any papers submitted (or resubmitted) yet this fall, but I did write two grant proposals…

Congratulations to Isha Jain, Janelle Schlossberger, and Amanda Marinoff, this year’s prize winners at the prestigious Siemens competitions for high school science research. Jain won the individual competition and was awarded a $100,000 scholarship. Schlossberger and Marinoff will share another $100,000 scholarship for their team research, while Alicia Darnell took home the second place individual…

Aw, damn.

I just caught my first piece of plagiarism. On a throw-away 10 point assignment that required students to write only 2 sentences. That the student in question copied directly from Wikipedia. How dare they!

Despite determination and actual effort, I didn’t meet my InaDWriMo goal, but I suspect that I am a lot farther along than I would have been without the embarrasment of the little ticker over to the left. As for my other goals, while effort was exerted on those fronts as well, I can’t honestly say…

December Scientiae is up!

The December edition of Scientiae, the carnival by, for, and about women in science, has been ably hosted by Kate. She issued the challenging theme of “transcending the debate” and her challenge has been well met. Head over there for some great posts.

Mommy Monday: End-of-the-semester edition

I’m having a research crisis at the moment (watching a whole line of my post-doc work threaten to disappear in front of my eyes) with an imminent deadline looming. The last day of class is Tuesday and I need to write a lecture, a study guide, and eventually exam. Not to mention grade a bunch…

I am a parent-blogger

Kate, our lovely host for the December edition of Scientiae has decreed that the theme is “transcending the debate.” Here’s my (late) entry. Look for the carnival up around the 3rd. Much of what I’ve been blogging about lately has not particularly been about science or about women in science or about women at all.…