Week 5: Short Week, short post

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Friday, July 12, 2013


Christine O'Donnell

Last week, I finalized the presentation I will give at the AAPT Summer Meeting next weekend to the Executive Board and Section Representatives. We want to let them know about the work I’m doing and encourage members to pursue advocacy, so my talk focuses on what resources I am creating. I will also talk about examples of where advocacy is important (e.g., funding for research experiences, professional development, etc.). I’m excited to head off to Portland at the end of this week for the Summer Meeting! It should be a good experience with time both to network and attend workshops at the meeting as well as some time to explore Portland.

It was also a short workweek with the 4th of July holiday. I went home for the weekend to spend time with my family. While we didn’t go to see fireworks, we instead ate at a restaurant and had their “celebration cake” – a chocolate-covered cake with a lighted sparkler on top :)

Christine O'Donnell