Working 9 to 5 (and beyond)

June has been a bit (okay, a lot) crazy for us. Lindsay’s day job at Fox Soccer means she’s been working nonstop on the Women’s World Cup. (USA! USA!) My students have been working all year on building their own…

#IAmAScientistBecause: Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot

The hashtag #IAmAScientistBecause has been trending on Twitter today, and it’s making me reflect on why I became a scientist. (Well, engineer… but let’s gloss over that distinction.) Carl Sagan sums it up perfectly. If you’ve never read or heard…

Launch Day Nerves

You don’t know how stressful launch days are until you live through one … or in my case, three.  Hundreds of us met before dawn on a golf course near Vandenberg Air Force Base and waited with anticipation as our…