Elizabeth C. '13
Apr 8 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous
Many thanks to the Global Grand Challeneges Summit staff for the photos, and to Ed McCann and Mark Murcko for some of the anecdotes and quotes of the scientists featured here.
Mar 21 2013
Hello homies. It's been a while, right? I feel like I start off every blog entry like that. I should work on it. Anyway, I would like to formally welcome you admitted and delightful goobers to the Institute. Four years ago my Pi Day was filled with lots of screaming of excited expletives (that I can't post on the blogs) with my dad. I earnestly hope that you celebrated accordingly, and similarly.
Flash forward four years and you'll see that my 2013 Pi Day was equally exciting, though in a totally different way. Actually, I had a week that was a little nuts. Shall we recap? Let's do it!
It all started a couple weeks ago, when I had an email exchange with my academic advisor that went a little something like this:
Advisor: "Yo dawg do you want to go to London next week?"
Me: (Calmly) "UmmmmOKAY."*
*Note: Liberally adapted from original discussion.
Figure 1. My internal reaction to my advisor.
Wednesday night: Travel agent books my airline tickets and hotel... read the post »
Jan 20 2013
In which my brother and I embarassingly parody a song (first one to recognize it gets some brownie points):
Edit: Evidently I am not so good at predicting outcomes of NFL games. But seeing how this post-season has been going, I can't possibly be the only one...
Jan 14 2013
Sorry if this is just a rehash of my Grown Up post from last year. January seems to be the month to be sentimental and reflect upon the impending
doom delightful adventure of aging.
Dec 18 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous
Last Friday afternoon, I - like many of you - learned of the awful tragedy that had occured that morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. I got home that night, ready to study for the final that I just took this morning. But somehow, studying about epitaxial inorganic growth didn't seem as important as calling Ryan, my 10-year-old brother, up on the phone that night.
"I'm about to watch a movie," he hastily answered, clearly oblivious to the day's events, continuing with his trademark "Whatchoowant?"
"Oh, you know, just wanted to say hi."
"I miss you. I'm bored. Love ya, sis!"
"Love you, Ry."
The next morning, I rolled my cello to Lobby 7, the area under the dome that serves as the unofficial entrance to MIT's Infinite Cooridor. I met up with a handful of other MIT Symphony Orchestra friends, along with some musicians from the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, who had all assembled thanks to the idea of Adam Boyles, our director. Quoting Leonard Bernstein,... read the post »