CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Bloggers Forum and Open Mic Night

1

December 11, 2013 by Dr. G

I spent all day Tuesday with the NASA Social, but I was still able to participate in two more AGU conference events that evening – the Bloggers Forum and Open Mic Night.

DSCN2915I was invited to be a panelist on the AGU Bloggers Forum.  This one-hour event had two of the AGU bloggers (Magma Cum Laude and The Trembling Earth) and myself (representing my Teaching with Technology blog) talking about our blogs and answering questions from the audience.  Questions ranged from how to get people to comment on posts, to how to drive more traffic to a blog.  Dave Petley of AGU’s The Landslide Blog did some live blogging from the session (check out his summary).  I had a very interesting discussion with someone when the session ended about blogging in different languages, and if he should blog in his native language or blog in English which would give him a wider readership.  I can’t wait to begin blogging with the AGU crew – I’m really looking forward to having a conversation about educational technology with a larger audience.

For those that are interested, there are several people blogging while here at the AGU conference.  AGU has a blog roll where bloggers voluntarily submitted information about their sites for others to check out and follow.

After the blogging session, I headed over to the second annual Open Mic Night.  This was an opportunity for scientists to show their creative side by reciting poetry, singing songs, and telling jokes.  This event always provides a good laugh – it is not often you hear sonnets about the ocean, songs about too much CO2, and jokes about moonwalking.  Dr. Richard Alley (Penn State) was the host, and he treated us to two of his own songs (unfortunately, not the crowd request of his version of the Ring of Fire).

So I’m certainly have some fun, but at the same time, it is a struggle to keep up with all of the amazing scientific announcements coming out this week!  For example, NASA released some exciting news yesterday:

(Click on the link above to learn where!  NASA has some great supporting videos in the story worth watching!)

I’m saturated by this point, but there are still a few more days to go!

 

One thought on “CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Bloggers Forum and Open Mic Night

  1. […] For the rest of the time, we were encouraged to head over to the AGU Exhibit Hall to attend Hyperwall talks by NASA Scientists (see my Thursday post for a summary of the Hyperwall talk I attended later in the week).  I needed to head on over to the AGU Bloggers Forum to serve as a panelist, and then I saw the group at the final event of the night, the AGU Open Mic for science-themed music, dramatic readings, etc. (see my Bloggers and Open Mic post). […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories

Follow me on Instagram

Finished this fun data visualization/quilt top that shares the daily Sky Cover measurements from @joides_resolution #EXP390. As sky cover is recorded in units zero to eight, I chose eight different batik fabrics to represent the scale (the deepest blue batik for the blue sky, and the darkest/black batik for when the sky was completely clouded over, and all shades of blue/grey in-between). As the expedition officially was April 7 thru June 7, 2022, there are 62 pieces of data/batik strips. The background fabric is filled with golden stars for the sky, and the bright gold border is my nod to our port city, where the fabric was purchased.
Thank you @SciHistoryOrg for hosting Start Talking Science 2022 - so great to be able to present alongside other Philly scientists about the work we do to a non-STEM audience of all ages! And a great opportunity to share the mission and how we do science at sea on @theJR #EXP390 #EXP393
Back at @pennlivearts this evening to hear the @blindboysofalabama - so incredible, so inspirational! The new songs were great, but my all-time favorite will always be Amazing Grace sung to The House of the Rising Sun (check it out if you have never heard this innovative mashup).
🎼 I love live New Orleans jazz - and tonight, I didn’t have to go to New Orleans, as the jazz came to me! 🎶 Such a fun concert by @newbreed_brassband. 🎵 The best part - the sousaphone player’s high school band teacher was there & brought his trumpet on stage and joined them for a few songs. 🎺 After the first song, he said he was getting emotional, as he was so proud of the group. I get it, teacher, I’m there with you.
Added something new to my teaching space this fall - images of @joides_resolution, expedition patches, and the combined IODP, ODP, & DSDP drill site map! Thanks so much to Brittany (JRSO) for updating the map and getting the sites for #EXP390 & #EXP393 on there! Excited to have these in place before doing a ship-to-shore broadcast later this month (it will be a little strange being on the other side of the iPad this time, but can't wait to share this experience with my students).
%d bloggers like this: