Monthly Archives: November 2012

There are plants and then there are plants…

“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t“ – Michael Pollan photo credit: jazzijava via photopin cc

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Exquisite dependence

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. – Carl Sagan photo credit: Sérgio Bernardino via photopin cc  

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Python MOOCs: The ultimate show-down!

These days, there are several dozen ways to learn to code online.  Python, in particular, is the language of choice for several online courses.  This has allowed me to “shop around” for the online tool or tools that suit me … Continue reading

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Inventors of the Future

“Science, math and engineering can give you the exhilarating power to become not mere spectators or consumers, but the active explorers, makers and doers who will help invent the future.” – Susan Hockfield photo credit: 4-6 via photopin cc

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There are problems and then there are problems

“Problems worthy of attack, prove their worth by hitting back” – Piet Hein photo credit: rogersmithpix via photopin cc

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Don’t settle

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love … Continue reading

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Looking for a few good nonprofits

In the fall of 2013, I will offer a course at Trinity University on grant-writing and fundraising.  The course will engage juniors and seniors in a series of projects to bridge their liberal arts content knowledge to careers in the … Continue reading

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