RESEARCH DAY---photo of my grandfather circa 1950s - big band orchestra director -CRUZ ORTIZ Y LOS FALCONES -- my dad said this photo was used as an advertisement for the Pan American night club in Houston, Texas - 'listen to the sounds of Cruz Ortiz and his golden saxophone' #mexican#texas#houston#goldensaxophone#researchday
It's a full house for #ResearchDay, there are lots of interesting projects and speakers today!
Touro College Research Day took place earlier this week. It provides an excellent opportunity to share the wide scope of exciting research projects being actively carried out by our faculty and students in the undergraduate and graduate divisions and the professional schools with our large community of scholars. Complementing the multi-disciplinary poster sessions, external and internal keynote speakers were invited to share the results of their cutting-edge research with all participants and attendees. : Dmitriy Kalinin Photography
Kean Research Days saw some brilliant minds come forward and showcase their work and I got to be a part if it this year, presenting a portion of my thesis. It was gratifying to be able to talk about all the work I've been putting in over the last year and humbling to know how much everyone has been doing too. Academia isn't known as the most friendly field but you wouldn't think so if you met these budding scientists here. Each one is amazing in their own way and for me, well, it's one more off the list and one step closer towards graduating this summer!! #nerdandproudofit#stem#researchday#sciencenotsilence#friends
.. (I think the lady to my right is snapping a pic of my bootaaaay)
Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make the movie based off the JUNGLE CRUISE ride, I wanted to dive head first into the research.
So I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE boat.
It was a GREAT day on the river. Learned a lot.. for example, it takes approximately 12.6 minutes for all the passengers to get over the shock of me jumping on the boat and thinking I'm a DJ look-a-like. One passenger even said, "Oh the real Rock is much smaller than this guy". I threw his ass off the boat.
Jokes aside (and yes, with me as the Cruise Skipper there will be an abundance of puns) this is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out. Best part about this surprise research day was knowing how FUN of an experience we're gonna work hard to create for families around the world. That's the part that gets my excited the most.
The movie. The ride. The experience.
It's the cruise of a lifetime. And trust me, you'll want me as your Skipper. Just don't forget to bring the Skipper's beer.
Next step... we find our visionary director. #SurpriseAroundEveryCorner#ResearchDay#DisneyWorld#AllAboard#JungleCruise
Ph.D. students making 3-5 minute pitches to a panel of outside judges #ResearchDay
Want to launch a research project, but not sure where to start? Now you do. DC #ResearchDay 2017 this Thursday, April 27. Check out www.durhamcollege.ca/researchday for more info!
Liberation could have so many meanings. For instance, today I celebrate my liberation from another chapter just completed. And now, I'm hiding to look for typos, before delivering the content. Happy Liberation Day to all