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JAM aftermath

Wow, I am terrible at liveblogging. I get too caught up in the conversation to be able to blog it properly. Also, in some rooms, the wireless was spotty. (Blaming my tools.) I took copious notes during JAM and twittered key points, and will write them up over the next few days. But because of…

Updates; and a new Scientiae

I’m sitting in a hotel room in D.C., at the first day of the 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, and I am hoping to liveblog tomorrow’s sessions, depending on whether the wifi is any good downstairs. In addition, I would like to note that I am a total hick, because I was just having some Thai…

Blogger meet-up at JAM?

I’m heading to Washington DC on Monday for NSF’s Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) with our team’s poster on our ADVANCE project, and I know Pat of FairerScience will be there, doing her thing about “Why Don’t They Listen?”. Any other folks out there planning to be at JAM? Perhaps we could have a meet-up? Let…

I’ve noticed that a certain grimness has entered my colleagues’ and my attitude over the last week or so. It’s a “there is only (X) days/weeks left, we just have to finish” attitude, similar to what I anticipate marathon runners experience around about 24 miles or so. A just keep going, don’t break down now,…

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…

Silver linings

Well, my data collecting trip could have gone better. Besides the 2″ of snow, and the fact one participant had to bow out (hopefully to be rescheduled soon), I discovered that one of my participants was not actually at the company I was visiting, but at a competitor’s company. In another state. Needless to say,…

Postcards from the edge

I’m still sequestered somewhere away from Mystery City, working madly on grant proposals and spending some quality time with my family. How are these things co-existing? Not so well. But at least it’s pretty here. But anyways, I wanted to offer to send my dear blog readers a postcard from our mystery destination. Anyone who…

Off on an adventure

This afternoon the Science family loaded up our car and headed off on an adventure. We’ll be out of town for 8 (!) days, but I may have sporadic internet access, as this is a working vacation for me. Below the fold, I’ve posted a photo of my packing list (and progress so far). Feel…

Science bloggers at the Zoo

About 20 Science bloggers and readers met at the North Carolina Zoo yesterday for a day of animals and fun. Minnow was the youngest, but not the only, child in attendance. And I think she was quite happy to meet some other children-of-bloggers, particularly the 22-month-old son of James Hrynyshyn. They can have their own…

Scientiae: What I did on my summer vacation

The Scientiae theme for September is “my summer vacation.” My first week of class started today, so perhaps this is a good way to remind myself of what I’ve done this summer.