This first day of SEPT has been so intellectually stimulating. I really appreciate all the professors not only giving of their time but of their energy and attention to us. I am incredibly excited to share things I have learned with my students this next fall. I am almost tempted to change careers and become a scientist myself!
My favorite quote of today (of many!): "Dramatically incompatible with not existing"
Professor F.E. Taylor on the Higgs Boson particle
I couldn't agree more! The Fire Hose is on full bore! Lots of great quotes today:
"What's more frustrating an interview with #FoxNews or driving in #bostontraffic?" - @tvanky #mitsept2013
"Gasoline is crack" @steveleeb nothing has more Joule storage per volume #mitsept2013
diamonds become graphite in 10,000 years...buy an extended warranty on those #engagementrings - @drgrossman #mitsept2013
"the nice thing about #physics is there are still things we don't understand." F.E.Taylor MIT #mitsept2013
Despite being exhausted in both mind and body, I find the MITSEPT training/workshop an awesome experience because it challenges and inspires me to be more creative in bringing life to abstract concepts in mathematics so I can be more effective in sparking the love for math, science & engineering from my students.
The organizers did an excellent job of putting together a great miix of lectures and activities addressing biology, chemistry, physics, math, and modern technology focusing on current social trends. As a math teacher, I now have a bigger arsenal of science and engineering activities and concepts that I can use in my class
room. And yes, I am now like an eager beaver, excited to try the activities when I go back home!
Thank you to all the organizers for a wonderful week of learning and fun. I had no idea what to expect from this week, and am thrilled to be taking away so much in terms of new knowledge, better understanding, new ideas for the classroom, and many new friends. I hope we can all stay in touch..