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Friday Night at ScienceOnline

I’m sitting at the edge of the auditorium at the Sigma Xi Center, comfortably sandwiched between Scicurious and Christina Pikas. I’m listening to Rebecca Skloot describe how a creative writing class assignment to write about a place and her response about the freezer in the Colorado State University Veterinary School morgue launched her on a…

Thinking about ScienceOnline09 and allies

As I’ve mentioned, I’m co-organizing a session on gender and science blogging, with a particular focus on how we can be allies, as well as on the intersection of gender, race and class in blogging. The official conversation has been a little slow, but while I’ve been distracted, others have been writing interesting posts, with…

Thoughts on my AGU experience

Don’t tell my university administrators, but sharing my latest science results is only a tiny fraction of the reason to go to a conference like AGU. Even hearing the latest and greatest science is not the entire reason. This is a lesson that is taking me a long time to learn. I get giddy with…

Bittersweet

The last few weeks have been completely chaotic, over-crowded, and exhausting. On top of the end-of-term crunch, with its usual flurry of grading, review sessions, and exams, I was also trying to finish revisions on a paper, and get some research done in time to make the poster for AGU. The unintended, but entirely predictable…

You’ve got a blog. You’ve developed a comfortable voice. Your writing has found a receptive audience, with thoughtful and supportive commenters. Things are going well. Then, WHAM! You defend your thesis. Or you get a new job. You have a baby. Or get a divorce. You move to a new continent. Your blog gets assimilated…

NWSA Conference Redux

Just over a month ago I was just starting the main part of the National Women’s Studies Association conference. I finally have a few minutes now to share with you some of the ideas and sessions I went to at the conference. Sorry it’s not liveblogging – there wuz no Internetz at the conference center…

Reflections on REES

As you know, I have just returned from a 3-week visit to Europe, where a main event was attending the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) in Davos, Switzerland between July 8-10. Before I forget the experience entirely, let me share some highlights.

The Trouble Maker Mom

So I attended a pedagogy workshop this week and I brought Minnow along. For those not keeping track, she’s now almost 18 months old and still going strong with the nursing (>= 2 x/day, >=2x/night). When I signed up for the workshop, I’d intended her to stay with my mom in Midwest, but in the…

Home. Whew.

I’m finally home from my two back-to-back conferences. I confess, somewhere in the middle of the 2nd conference, I just wanted to go home. But it was good to stick it out. Of course, the lack of Internets starting Friday morning through today wasn’t great, but it means I have some session blogging still to…

The National Women’s Studies Association national conference and the American Society for Engineering Education national conference are back to back – I’m at NWSA now, and ASEE is next week.* While I want to blog about suggestions for how to work conferences, my morning of wandering ’round the conference center for NWSA has raised some…