i am so jealous of your job. if i only i had applied myself more at school. ah, regrets!
I'm just back from feeling grossly inadequate at a conversation volunteering session with a non-native English speaker. He's a cardiovascular surgeon who's taken up stem cell research on the side. And he's all worried he won't be able to pass his test so he can practice medicine here because his English isn't perfect. Uh, overachieve much?!
*makes metal hands*
hurrah! corrupt the young! turn their minds away from pop music and toward the science.
I hope so. I spend most of my time surrounded by people who've signed up to devote at least several years of their lives to science, so it's easy to forget that most people don't aspire to it, or even think it's worth doing. :-/
Yay! Baby nanila
s, Geraghtys, Stofans and Porcos . . .
(Yes, I know it's unlikely to corrupt them all
planetary scientists, but it makes me very happy that such a thing is happening and that they get you bouncing at them.
I'm hoping to demonstrate that planetary science is one of those nicely encompassing fields in which one can choose to approach questions from a physical, chemical or biological point of view. Which is how you can get a chemist to go from doing molecular dynamics to working on spacecraft instrumentation for physics! :-D
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I aspire to it, anyway! Shall do my best not to be too geeky. But it's hard when I get to talk about such cool stuff.
Amazing ! Congratulations !
Now I just have to figure out what to witter at them about. Whee!
I know a female physicist who may be interested in doing it as well.
If the guy wants more people can you email me any more details about the event e.g. location and specifically if it wheelchair friendly and I will pass them on.
Oh, very cool. I'll ask in my acceptance e-mail if she needs more speakers. What subfield of physics is your friend involved in? I'm pretty sure this is an extremely well-equipped college (read: £26k+ a year fees) so it should be wheelchair friendly.
Excellent stuff! I have to say I'm falling back in love with science.
BTW, I need to get my eyes tested soon, as it's been five years since I had them examined and I'm starting to get headaches even when I'm wearing my glasses. Could you please give me contact info so I can make an appointment with you?
Reading this made me so happy I peed a little. Just a little.
Don't waste it - feed it to a sundew plant. They love nitrogen-rich food.
Remember to kill one outright and the rest will keep in line.
I suspect these are likely to be very well-bred young ladies. Besides, they always come to these events attended by a bevy of minders so I never feel too threatened. ;-)
That's a great day! I love it when people clearly love what they do and are excited to share it with other people. It's very inspiring to see it happen. So! Yay for you! Yay for the Well Bred Young Ladies! Yay for Planetary Science!
Just sent my acceptance e-mail. Time to do a little dance!
Yes indeedy! I'm looking forward to it.
Frankly, I didn't see a single usage of the words 'OMg!' or 'Squee!' or the use of '!!11!1!!'--your final lines would/should have been a perfect response. (You dinna even use a 'hell-YES'...) ;)
AWESOME, yo. \o/
I think I've been in understated England for too long. I thought I was going over the top, what with using an exclamation mark and italics.