Scientiae Carnival

Scientiae Carnival

November Scientiae

Hi everyone, Jane here, host of the Scientiae Carnival for November 2008. As the weather cools down and the nights get longer, what better way is there to spend your time than curling up with your trusty computer and contributing a blog post to the next carnival? Ah, autumn.

But I digress. You all want to know what the next theme is, right? Well, I decided that we should do a holiday-type theme this time around, so the theme is:


You can interpret this whatever way you'd like, but here are some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:

TRICK: What tricks have you learned in your career as a scientist---to be successful, to stay sane, to achieve balance? Have you felt "tricked" at all by something that's happened to you in school or in your career? Did someone trick you into studying science or math or computers in the first place, or into doing something you didn't believe you could do?

TREAT: Why do you find it a treat to be a scientist/mathematician/technologist/geek/nerd? What are the biggest treats in your job or in your studies? How do you hand out treats to others (i.e., mentoring, random acts of professional kindness)? Have you ever received, or given, a particularly special professional treat?

If there is not an October carnival, I will roll all of last month's submissions into this carnival. So those of you who submitted---thanks, and your efforts will be rewarded!

Posts should be submitted like so no later than 11:59pm EST on Thursday, October 30. The carnival will be posted sometime on November 1st or 2nd.

Happy posting!


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