My office door

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpg Sorry for my blog silence — I’ve been swamped in work, and then to top it off, I got sick yesterday and missed a day of work (!).

I’m heading to Arizona State University today to go to a workshop on engineering ethics, and to visit my sister-in-law and her family, so the blogging silence is likely to continue on my part. Looks like ScienceWoman will capably hold down the fort – she’s a super-poster!

Until then, I’ve been walking around with a camera in my bag for the last 2 weeks with some random photos on it. It includes a photo of my office door, which is decidedly more bestickered than those of my colleagues here in the School of Engineering Education. Wouldn’t it be cool if posting a photo of one’s office door turned into a meme? Share your door in the comments. 🙂 And see mine below the fold.

My office door
My door displays:

  • Seminar announcements for American Studies, Project Respect, Black History Month, Women’s Studies, and the Grad Student Educational Research Symposium
  • The poem sent out to NWSA members who renewed
  • Announcements for the Engineer 2.0 symposium and other symposia
  • A folder with flyers for the Engineering Education seminar that I run, with a PhD comic posted on it

  • The snack list for seminar, and the sign-up sheet for a seminar speaker visitor (who, alas, is no longer coming)
  • An ad for the Civil Copy Center with a photo of a guy who does NOT look happy to help you
  • An invitation for some College of Engineering event that has my photo on the front, posted (along with graffiti) by a colleague
  • The ENE seminar flyer
  • A rainbow triangle

What does your door look like?


  1. #1 DNLee
    February 25, 2009

    I have no door of my own…that’s what happens when you’re abd. graduate already is what the admin says. Does the library door or starbux door count? hahaha

  2. #2 ScienceWoman
    February 25, 2009

    We are under very strict orders to put absolutely nothing on our office doors. So the most you’ll see around our building is an occasional post-it note saying that someone will be back in a few minutes or is out sick. On the bulletin board next to my door, I have my schedule, copies of syllabi, announcements about upcoming seminars, an article touting the great job market in -ology, and the requisite Doonesbury cartoon. Pretty standard stuff.

  3. #3 scicurious
    February 25, 2009

    Is that a PhD Comic I spy?

    And yeah, no door for me. My desk is decorated instead.

  4. #4 saxifraga
    February 25, 2009

    A photo of my door would show the entire office. We have huge windows between the offices and the hallway. I have no idea who came up with that idea, but it feels a bit like being in an aquarium. I have put up a poster from a recent meeting to cover most of the window.

  5. #5 Short Geologist
    February 25, 2009

    I’ve got a de-motivational poster, a poster that says “water” in 10 different languages, a couple stray seminar flyers, and a long list of names, most of which are crossed out with “x moved here” or “y graduated (yay!)”. That’s what happens when you’ve got a 7-person grad student office.

  6. #6 Natalie
    February 26, 2009

    My husband has a marble run I got him for his birthday on it. The students love to come visit his office!

  7. #7 New Asst. Prof.
    February 26, 2009

    Our (shared) office door has a poster of the tissue-specific and circadian expression patterns of the entire nuclear receptor super-family (in mice), and a plastic pocket with take-out/delivery menus in it so that we can find them when the urge for Ethiopian or sushi strikes…

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