I aent’ dead

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgJust super busy in the 3D world, as Janet calls it. Burning the candle at both ends. But I have a little time carved out tomorrow morning and I hope to get a blog post written then. And next week is spring break for us, so I hope to have more time then. In the meantime, let me offer a choice of blog posts running around in my head – vote in the comments by Friday morning, and I’ll write the one with most votes.

  1. What microethics and macroethics are in the context of engineering education from my trip to Arizona State University 2 weeks ago
  2. A beginner’s guide to NSF grantwriting, from my vast experience of PIing my first grant (went in yesterday, w00t!)
  3. A discussion on the future research brainstorm that engineering education researchers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Utah State, and Purdue had last week in Washington, and how it led into a weird conversation with a lot of deans who didn’t want to be there (and some who did – this was where I was last week)
  4. My plans for spring break

I know, doesn’t that all sound riveting? 🙂 Let me know which one I should write tomorrow.


  1. #1 Female Engineering Professor
    March 12, 2009

    I want to hear about the weird conversation with the Deans.

  2. #2 perceval
    March 12, 2009

    Discussions please 🙂

  3. #3 random student
    March 12, 2009

    I vote for the conversation with the deans 🙂

  4. #4 neurowoman
    March 12, 2009

    NSF grant writing please!!

  5. #5 Danimal
    March 12, 2009

    Let me just say Spring is in the air.

  6. #6 ScienceWoman
    March 12, 2009

    NSF PIing

  7. #7 Anonymous
    March 12, 2009

    NSF grand writing

  8. #8 Alice
    March 12, 2009

    Oooh, weird convo vs. PI-ing. It’s neck and neck…

  9. #9 Arlenna
    March 12, 2009

    NSF grantwriting!!!

    Weird conversation with Deans next time!

  10. #10 Ivan
    March 12, 2009

    NSF grantwriting

  11. #11 FAW
    March 13, 2009

    Weird conversations!

    NSF grandwriting next time?

  12. #12 grad student
    March 13, 2009

    Is that a Terry Pratchett quote I see?

    I vote NSF grantwriting – grants have been the main reason I don’t want to be a “real” professor, and it’d be nice to get a perspective besides my advisor’s.

  13. #13 Alice
    March 14, 2009

    It is indeed a Terry Pratchett quote. 🙂 And I’m obviously late on this post. I will get to it, I will

  14. #14 Anon
    March 15, 2009

    Grant writing, please. Just submitted my first to NSF too and would be interested to see how your experience compares.

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