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Thoughts on STEM education, sustainable business, women engineers, etc. 

No. 2: Humidity

Flying home to Pennsylvania today for a week break - excited to feel that East Coast humidity, see some spectacular fireworks, and hang out with my people :) 

What I'm Reading

What I'm Working On

  • Collecting failed street lamps 
  • Starting a new collaboration with the Center for Responsible Business at Haas
  • Having conversations with my peers about the challenges of being a woman in STEM - particularly how we both have to tolerate bad behavior so that we can make it through the system
  • Prepping my quals slides - nothing a PhD student loves more than a good milestone!!

Quote of the Week

  • “I was learning to live in the disquiet I felt...in the mess of my mind. The gnawing discomfort, the chaos, the intellectual vertigo was not an alarm. It was a beacon.”  -- Ta-Nehisi Coates  

No. 1: Bad Feminist

Trying this out. Hope Jahren says "Tweet like nobody is following. Blog like nobody is clicking." It's the advice I've chosen to follow. So here is what's going on this week. 

What I'm Reading

What I'm Working On

  • Creating more opportunities for undergrads to engage in hands-on projects
  • Increasing the presence of women in the entrepreneurship pipeline
  • Scoring rates of technology change 
  • Finding someone to take apart light bulbs for me 

Quotes of the Week

  • "We have to do better than all this 'the world is coming to an end.' The world is not coming to an end. The world is changing." -- Roxanne Gay
  • "You can have great regard for law enforcement and still want them to be held to high standards." -- Jon Stewart 

This weekend will include a visit to the beach, a museum exhibit on the history of surfing, and significant digesting of the recent violence in US.

Week 1 done. That wasn't so hard.