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So I’ve arrived at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta and I’m starting to get my bearings. I’ve been oriented to judging and have been previewing the projects. There are more than 1500 projects from students in grades 9-12 from 51 countries and the students are competing for almost $4 million…

Flying solo

I’m in the airport about to board my plane. I’d forgotten how wonderful it can be to fly without a child. I’m looking forward to actually getting some work done on the flight rather than just trying to appease and entertain a squirming baby in a cramped middle seat. I think I may even have…

Okay, so I’ve been keeping this under my hat for the last six-eight months, scared of jinxing things, but it’s becoming arduous to keep hiding, so I’m sharing. Purdue submitted a proposal in December for an NSF-ADVANCE institutional transformation grant – the purpose of these grants are to improve the lot for and of women…

I have to remember to lower my expectations for holidays. When my expectations are low and things go wrong, the expectations are met, and I am satisfied. When things go right, I am surprised and happy. High expectations of things beyond my control breed dissatisfaction. Part of the problem with Mother’s Day this year was…

Going to Atlanta….

I’ll be in Atlanta next Tuesday and Wednesday to help judge the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a collection of the brightest and most dedicated high school science students from around the world. I’ll also be blogging about my experiences there (h/t PZ), so look for an uptick in posting next week. There’s still…

May Scientiae has arrived

The newest Scientiae Carnival has been posted by Flicka Mawa at her blog, A Cat Nap. Flicka has been going through some trials at the same time as getting Scientiae together, so her carnival is doubly-fabulous. Thanks for the great reading, Flicka, and good luck with your next steps!

It’s finals week here at Mystery U and I am noticing perceptibly different reactions on the parts of the students and the faculty. The students walk out of an exam joyful and free, while the professor gathers up yet another stack of papers to grade and thinks longingly of the research she *still* doesn’t have…

Okay. I need a plan.

I got back into town at about 1:00 pm on Monday from a weekend at my other house. I ate lunch from leftovers in the fridge from at least 1.5 weeks ago (ack), and proceeded to waste much of the rest of the afternoon. While I did call some landscapers for help with our blank-slate…

Mommy Monday link love

I’m still processing Thursday’s events, and I’m busy writing finals, grading papers, and hosting a prospective student…but that doesn’t mean that other people aren’t writing about things totally perfect for Mommy Monday. Here are some of my recent* favorites:

Right, so I now live (most of the time) in Indiana. We’re up next, along with North Carolina, in the presidential primary spotlight. I’ve been getting multiple mailings every day, we’ve got ads on TV, the cities are being visited by major players; while I’m new to Indiana and am coming from the battleground state…