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GoldShirts 2011 projects class

I just spent the last two weeks teaching an engineering projects class for a summer bridge program called GoldShirts. All the students are incoming freshman in the school of engineering at CU. Our project was solar ovens, and even though it was a lot of work, it was a blast to teach this class and meet all these awesome students…
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end of july cell phone update

Skating two weeks ago… We do some weird things for our job sometimes… …and eat healthy lunches. Chillin at the dark horse… with these clowns. i mean dudes. yup. Doing random things for work again… First trip to Ripple…probably looks gross in the photo, but it was delicious. Chophouse happy hour… An update from Chip… West Virgina livin. In a
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xkcd love

still one of my favorite sites ever:

Wednesday

Long day, starting with my alarm at 5am. Next up, teaching. I’m in the middle of a unit on DNA right now with 8 7th grade classes. The activity for the day – building model DNA with gum drops and toothpicks of suspects in a crime case. Students used a code based on 3 base pairs per genotype and made
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Teaching with Marshmallows and Toothpicks

Welcome to November

I knew that shit would hit the fan in November. And it came like clockwork. November 1st – my life feels like it got turned upside down. I think in a positive way, but I have so much to do and feel each day is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I doubt myself but gain reassurance just about every day.
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Mid Week Distractions

It’s been a ridiculous week in terms of work. So anything at all that created a diversion was greatly appreciated. First up, Chip borrowed a pair of my “skinny jeans” for his Halloween costume. I claimed that I would cry myself to sleep that night if he was able to get them on…  … but over crying about it. It
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TGIF

So much magic in the air yesterday. Everything that could have gone so wrong went so right… beyond right… as best as possible. Great day for the entire 19.5 hours that I was awake. (Sleep is becoming rare these days.) Today basically followed suit, assisted by a lot of coffee… Work Post-work Feast´╗┐ Next up: rampy, Henry Clay People, Saturday
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Past Photos – Student Art Show, Baltimore 2008

Design Expo

Today was the final day of the two week Engineering Projects class I’ve been teaching for GoldShirts, a cohort of incoming college freshman to the engineering department here at CU. The job of lead instructor was a ton of work… far more than I planned… but it was so much fun. The students were awesome, and their energy and hardwork made
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