Monday, March 11, 2013

Postdoc plans

Hey all, I know I've been very bad about keeping touch lately. Some of that has been because I have been at a loss as to what to say. I finished my degree in August, but nothing much has happened since then as I've waited to hear on the things I've applied for and I've been a bit discouraged. However, at the end of last week I finally got some good news. I was awarded two years of postdoctoral funding from NSF to work on a project in Germany. I will be at the University of Heidelberg (I can't wait until I know how to spell that so I can stop looking it up every time I type it). The funding is for two years and it looks like I will be starting in late June. I'm still in excited mode about this (which will soon turn into a panic as I deal with all the details including moving to another country for a significant amount of time). Many of you heard about this on facebook, but I wanted to make sure that I updated everyone on my status since I've been so out of touch recently. Anyway, I'm open to advice from anyone who has lived abroad, and particularly in Europe (I lived 3 months in Japan and 3 months in Korea so I have some idea, but still, this is much longer).

 I hope all is well you you guys!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

What cereal are you?

Hello all...

So sorry the ol' blog is so slow and I certainly haven't been helping.  I am enrolled in a teacher certification program now (HS biology teacher!) and my first assignment is to come up with a one-word cereal name that reflects some important attribute about me and design a cereal box.  I am stumped.  'Comprendo-O's?'  'Mommix?' 'Puffed Science?' Well, that's two words...

What would your cereal be, or do you just think this is a ridiculous exercise?  (My respect for the exercise has grown as I have tried to come up with something.)