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Archives for August, 2008

As I’m transitioning away from an academic/personal life of long-distance commuting, I thought this would be a good time (or perhaps the last good time?) to share some of my tips for how to help one’s marriage/partnership survive two academic careers in two cities. Of course, I only have this last year as experience with…

One of the nicest things about being a PhD level scientist is that I don’t have to go in the field all the time anymore. (Trust me, I paid my dues during graduate school.) Mostly, I sit in front of a computer and write proposals (and eventually papers). But sometimes I do get to go…

Sciencewoman’s turn to share…

Thank you all so much for introducing yourselves and telling us why you read this blog. Its been incredibly reassuring (at a time when I’m feeling a bit insecure about my research output) to know that I have been doing *something* good with my time. In return for your sharing, I’m going to tell you…

On a lighter note: Facebook us!

So Facebook’s newest thing is this Blog Networks application thingie. Our blog has a page there, so if you use Facebook, drop on over for a visit!

Last night

Photo from 2005, before many paint, gutter, and plant upgrades I’m sitting at our dining room table in Illinois, and the sunlight is slanting through the windows onto the wall where a favorite print used to live. The moving truck comes tomorrow to move the rest of our furniture to Indiana, and we close on…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Blankie

One of our favorite books in the Science household is Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This book teaches science, counting, fruits, and nutrition (when the caterpillar gorges on junk food he gets a tummy-ache) and it is beautifully illustrated. So when I found this wonderful fabric, and neither Minnow nor I could resist it.

Incentives for future science teachers?

Dear ScienceWoman, I am starting a career as a teacher and would very much like to enroll in a masters specializing in teaching high school science. I am wondering if you could help direct me to some grants or incentives that are geared towards encouraging women to pursue graduate teaching degrees in these areas. Any…

Tell us who you are!

A few weeks ago, Ed over at Not Exactly Rocket Science invited his readers to tell him a little bit about themselves. We thought that was a cool idea, and decided to ask y’all to do similarly as we go into the fall. So, in that vein… Who are you? What brought you to read…

Planning for a healthier Year 2

ScienceWoman blogged about her thoughts about going into Tenure Track Year 2 in time for Cherish’s August Scientiae on transitions. I’ve been thinking about it too, and in particular with respect to how I accomplish some of those academic goals – good teaching, good research, good citizenry – without killing myself. Having my husband in…

So on the bottom of our posts is a helpful little note that says “posted by” and either Alice or SW, as the case may be. We also occasionally tag our posts as coming from either Alice or ScienceWoman. And yet, it may be confusing who is speaking when, especially for those folks reading the…