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Archives for September, 2008

As you may have already heard, ScienceBlogs is expecting to reach the 1 million comments mark sometime this month. And our generous overlords want to throw a party…actually several parties. They’ve encouraged ScienceBloggers to take their readers out for drinks, and the parties are happening all over the world. To make matters even more exciting,…

Please hope for Annika

My small friend Annika is in the PICU in Chicago, on a ventilator and delirious. Anni is 7, and has already had two liver transplants. The current visit is particularly scary ’cause they can’t work out what is wrong with her. More info from her mom’s blog is here. If you are the praying sort,…

ADVANCE Purdue!

Just got word that our NSF-ADVANCE grant that we’d been waiting on was finally funded. W00T!!! Start date of October 1. It’s not listed on the NSF website yet, but I’ll post the link when it is. It’s $3.9M. The president of the university is the PI, and I’m one of 3 co-PIs. It will…

Earlier this week, I thought that it would be a great idea to nip over to a local field site and get some work done. Wednesday seemed like the perfect day. The mere fact that I am only now getting a chance to write this should indicate that ideas and reality don’t always mesh.

(Okay, I admit this is a pure plug. You’ve now been warned.) My department is hosting an open house for prospective graduate students September 18-19 here in West Lafayette. If you have been thinking about doing a PhD in engineering education at Purdue, here’s your opportunity to: interact with current engineering education grad students chat…

Yay, September Scientiae!

Lab Cat has hosted a September Scientiae BBQ, with posts from both ScienceWoman and me. Thanks for hosting, Lab Cat! A good read to chew over as you labor over canning pears, I will admit. Next Scientiae will be hosted by Jen Myers over at deliberatepixel.

SW hearts Michelle Obama

Possibly my favorite political statement of all time: I was raised to believe I could do it all, and that was very empowering. Then I got into the work force and realized there was really no support for me to do it all. … We either have to fix that or be honest about it.…