Here we go!
It’s spring, which means it’s conference season. I am printing a poster for one conference while I prepare my PowerPoint slides for a talk for another conference and book hotel rooms for yet another conference! AH!! Ok. I’m calm now.
It’s just that conferences are super inconvenient when you’re trying to finish a dissertation. It’s a week spent away and is muy expensive at a time when I have massive amounts of writing to do. (Can you tell I’m stressing about finishing!?) But they are usually super fun and are becoming more and more productive! Also, I really love my poster for the conference I’m attending this week – AChemS. This is the conference for taste and smell researchers in St. Pete, FL. Check it out!
Now that’s a sexy poster!
This work used to be chapter 2 of my dissertation, but once I hit a major speed bump in figuring out the statistical analyses, it got dropped so that I can finish this degree in a somewhat timely manner. It will still get published, but now its at the back of the line. Luckily I had just finished a side project, which has been substituted into my dissertation. It is a really neat project and I’m pretty excited about it! Its a little difficult to be completely committed to a project, but be flexible enough to abandon it (at least temporarily). Its a trait I need to work on….and one that is heavily required in this field.
Anyhow, enough complaining. Last week was a good week! A GREAT week! And I am a happy camper…..a happy, busy, busy, busy camper. 😉
Hope everyone has a nice week!