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So glad we did Space crafts [20111126|17:51]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Remember the Year 6 students I ran an outreach workshop with a couple of weeks ago?

Last week, I posted the lithographs of Saturn images taken by Cassini to the class, care of IntoUniversity Haringey. Yesterday, I found a big envelope sitting on my chair at work. This is what it contained.



[Image of my big orange thank-you card, with lovingly hand-coloured rocket]

I love that I'm inside the rocket. I love that the rocket is rainbow-coloured. I love that they designed their own logo. In fact, there's nothing that I don't love about this card.





[Image of the inner text of the big orange card]

Text from the inside reads: "Dr: [personal profile] nanila

Thank you Dr: [personal profile] nanila. You are the best engineer. Thank you for coming to into university and working with us. Love from Risley Avenue 650!"




[Image of the back of the card, featuring yet another rocket, signed by some of the children]

It tickles me that the stars are stars of David. Also that the second rocket looks like the product of an unholy alliance between a traffic signal and a billiard rack.

I got a bit emotional when I opened it, I must admit. I do hope this experience will help them to retain a positive impression of science and engineering in the face of the impending and inevitable adverse influences.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2011-11-26 18:40 (UTC)
Well that's just spectacular. Kind of makes it all worth it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-11-27 14:03 (UTC)
Definitely. It's not often that you get this level of appreciation from students. I mean, normally they say "thank you" at the end of your visit, but to follow through like this is something really special.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-11-26 19:00 (UTC)
Too cute!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-11-27 14:04 (UTC)
I agree! It will certainly be going on my wall.
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2011-11-27 00:28 (UTC)
I love it. Love, love, love it. I wish we'd had visiting lecturers like you when I was in 6.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2011-11-27 11:33 (UTC)
Likewise, science would have stuck.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-11-27 14:05 (UTC)
:) I'm so glad you think so. It's very difficult to gauge exactly the effectiveness of such activities, but I have to believe they work.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-11-27 14:04 (UTC)
I hope the IntoUniversity scheme continues to expand. It's such a good idea, targeting students so young.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-11-27 14:06 (UTC)
Long may they continue to love it!
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2011-11-27 03:54 (UTC)

Sweet

Indeed the logo is cool too. Perhaps you will wear it when you do blast off some day!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-11-27 14:07 (UTC)

Re: Sweet

Yes, and when people ask about it, I'll say it stands for Risley Avenue Space Patrol. :D
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2011-11-27 19:50 (UTC)

Re: Sweet

precious

don't forget your towel!
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[User Picture]From: chibaraki
2011-11-27 19:49 (UTC)
The second rocket is clearly a Lucasarts tentacle.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-11-28 21:03 (UTC)
IT'S ALIIIIIVE
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