Notes from SCoNC meeting 7/19/2007

Jul 20, 2007

At work this afternoon, my colleagues gathered for a send-off party for me and another (she’s going to Duke for another master’s degree), and they said some very nice words about my time and efforts at the Carolina Population Center. I’ll miss working with these people.

Then, I was off to another great networking meeting of the new Science Communicators of North Carolina group, held tonight at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.

I met Frank Taylor, who lives in Cary and writes the popular Google Earth Blog. He’s interested in participating in the 2008 NC Science Blogging Conference, and speaking about his blog at a future Chapel Hill bloggers meetup.

Rober Panoff of the Shodor Educational Foundation told me about the National Science Digital Library and that organization’s Expert Voices blogging experiment. (I wrote about Shodor for the 2004 annual report of the NC Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center; pdf here.)

Carr Thompson of Burroughs Wellcome Fund told us about the North Carolina Science Summit that the Hunt Institute convened in May.

I chatted with Roger Harris from Sigma Xi. He invited me to the Techie Tuesday event next week for RTP employees (Facebook event details). Roger’s a photographer, and mentioned another of his projects is a resource to help celebrities get better info for their pet topics.

And Helen Chickering and I talked about a science blogging project that we’ll be proposing soon.

Anton Zuiker

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