I’ve been a bit remiss in blog posts lately. I’ve just recovered from a whirlwind trip through South Africa (so much exciting data!!!), a visit to the Zooniverse team in Oxford, and, not least, my 31st birthday — and now I am rapidly approaching the end of my dissertation, and it is pretty much the only thing on my mind. I’ve already got a date – July 11th – on which I’ll give an hour long public presentation (anyone local is welcome to come) followed by 2 hours of inquisition by my committee members behind closed doors. But to make it there, I first need to hand in my dissertation and have them all agree that I’m ready to defend. I need to hand it in by Friday, and still have a *lot* of work to do!
So, I may have posted this before, but figured it was a good time to (re) share this clip of baby elephants learning to use their trunks. They remind me a little bit of me trying to learn how to do science…
Ali are you presenting at the U of M campus on the 11th? What time and where? I may be able to make it. I would love to meet you and I’d be a happy supporter in your corner.
It will be on the St. Paul Campus! I’ll be presenting at 1pm — not sure of the exact location just yet (one of the many odds and ends I still need to sort out), but will definitely announce it here. I will take as many friendly faces in the audience as possible! Thanks for all the good wishes!
Full plate–good luck!
Best of luck Ali!
Knock ’em dead, Ali, you’re awesome! Thanks for the trunk lessons. ROFL
Good luck Ali, wish I could come hear you,