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Archives for April, 2009

Goody goody

Hi there. Long time, no see. I’ve been busy doing work, having fun, and remembering to celebrate the good things in my life. Here’s what’s been happening in the past week: Monday: I got to see a beautiful new place. Tuesday: My flights home proceeded smoothly. Wednesday: My daughter woke me up by laughing in…

I don’t have time to read blogs anymore. And yet, I still have over 211 RSS subscriptions in my Google Reader. To assuage my guilt at having many times the “1000+” posts I haven’t read, I thought I would share some cool sites I’ve come across. Somehow it makes me feel better. Details below the…

3 years

It was 3 years ago today that I started blogging. I started with a pseudonymous blog, at the edge of the internet, as a lonely graduate student, trying to navigate my dissertation, a long-distance relationship, and unsure future career prospects. My blog, with my pseudonym, is still out there because the prospect of cutting it…

Call for posts for May Scientiae!

Katharine Haxton over at Endless Possibilities 2.0 on the Nature Network is stepping into another Scientiae hosting breech (yikes!) and will be hosting the May Scientiae, to be posted May 1. She’s suggested “A Snapshot” as the theme — a blog timecapsule for yourself, marking May 2009. Get your posts in by April 30!

Breaking water news

OMG, my sister-in-law is going into labor! How exciting!! That is all for now. More as things develop, as it were.

It’s maybe hard for some of us to believe, but it has been 2 years since the Virginia Tech massacre. Day of Remembrance activities in Blacksburg include a candlelight vigil, a memorial run, and an open house in the renovated Norris Hall. It’s amazing for me to think about how we are two years on…

ScienceWoman has shared some thoughts with us about how her spring semester has gone; I’m still in the throes and can’t reflect yet. Student end-of-semester projects, a journal paper to submit, a conference paper to submit, reviews for a conference to conduct, a dissertation to read to prepare for a defense, and two proposal defenses…

Do you do research on gender and engineering or engineering education? Do you want to talk with cool European researchers about your and their research? Want to fly to Europe for free? Consider applying for the opportunity below the fold — there are only a couple days left to apply (April 13 is the deadline)…

ScienceWoman notes: Last week I gave away a couple of books to readers who enthusiastically promised to review the books. The books were mailed on Friday and I’ve already gotten the first review back. Talk about enthusiasm! Here’s a review from Courtney of Courtney’s Blog. What Are You Optimistic About is one of Edge.org‘s “celebration…

Scienceblogs launches a photoblog!

Alice and I are both big photo buffs, and science and nature provide endless inspiration for so many artists and photographers. So we’re pretty jazzed that Scienceblogs has decided to highlight some outstanding science photo-bloggers on a new blog, with the inspired name, Photo Synthesis. They’ll have a monthly rotating crew of photographers, and this…