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My timing is off

I had a meeting yesterday at 4, but was stood up (by a colleague who is now completely apologetic). I had another meeting today I thought at 1:30, but no one appeared. I went back to my office, saw I had got the time wrong and it was at 2:30. The meeting had been scheduled…

Engineer, thy name is enlightenment hero

Okay, I’ve been having some interesting conversations on and offline about what boils down to engineering epistemology and identity. Of course, that’s my research area, so I dig it. And I want to start having a bigger conversation about if there’s anything particularly indelible or inherent about “engineers” or “engineering.” But first I want to…

Slug Report

So I’m going to bed *now* (it’s hard to go to bed really early when the sun doesn’t set until almost 9:30) and get up at 6:30 and do yoga. And if I don’t, I will have to ‘fess up to you. And then I am going to prep for my meeting with my research…

This is another excerpt from our travel journal to Isle Royale. The first day is here. Photos by me, text by my husband.

Show Zuska some Scientiae love!

Okay, I lied, one more thing. Zuska has put together a really smashing Scientiae this month, on the theme of “Adding Weight: Taking Up Space.” She also wrote a really great post on how she has to let go of her family’s home. Go show her some love, will you? Thanks for both posts, Zuska.

Well, darn it. I’m back in Slug Pattern. I skipped yoga and watched TV this evening, and nothing good at that. I didn’t work this afternoon, even though I have things to do. I didn’t even clean up around the place. My husband drove back to the other house this afternoon after we spent 2.5…

Note: When we travel, we keep journals. My husband writes, and I take the photos; he skips the back of every page, and I put in photos. The next few posts from me will be from our journal of our trip to Isle Royale at the end of May. Note also that the “I”s are…

Ask Sciencewoman: Part-time post-docs

Dear Sciencewoman, I’m currently in the last 6 months of my PhD, and I have an 8 month old. I love research, but I want more time with my child, and I am curious if there is such a thing as a part time post doc. How did you get that kind of position? Did…

It has been proposed by the fabulous Pat of FairerScience and other places that the developing genre of “women in science” blogs might be used as a way to recruit girls and young women into science and engineering careers(see a good outline and guidelines here). Women who write about their passion for doing science, their…

ScienceWoman mused about the completion of her first year here, and I had hoped I would develop similar observations and reflections while on Isle Royale. Truth be told, rather than taking the hiking time to think, uninterrupted, about the last year, I did anything but. Think, that is. Instead, I turned the intellectual brain off,…