Naomi's PreSchool class did a play about Rosa Parks today. Here is Naomi describing the play.
And here is how the play turned out.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Half the Sky is a collection of stories about heros, written by Pulitzer prize winning NY Times columnists and authors, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The two are married and often write that treasured breed of articles....the kind that are full of facts that once heard, leave you seeing things that were invisible before.Our friend Amber Vandermeulen, a third grade teacher in the Kent school system, said that she and her husband had just read Half the Sky to one another on their last road-trip and she thought I might like it. Knowing nothing about it, I cracked it open. ...everything was forever changed.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. -Helen Keller
Posted by Petra Franklin at 4:14 PM
Monday, February 14, 2011
- 229 patents filed and 32 awarded.
- 42 of those patents have been licensed to companies bringing in a total of $26.8 million from 43 companies.
- 7 start-ups, 2 of which have been acquired.
- $31 million has been received from private industry investors and 2 newly funded research centers have spun out.
- Educational outreach events have continually grown, recently there was one with 3000 attendees.
- Industrial partners have matched and are now exceeding the annual investment of $4M from the National Science Foundation.
- CMDITR’s ethics training modules have been adopted by over 91 user groups at dozens of institutions across the US. The photonics wiki receives as many as 3000 visitors a month.
- 19 educational videos on the what-why-and-how of researching have received 1600 views.
- Highly organized and charismatic leadership and administration of this complex center.
Although the "external" board, which is what we have evolved into, has negligible impact on CDMITR, it sure has been a thrill to be front and center watching the action!
Posted by Petra Franklin at 3:53 PM