We had tons of fun at the annual Pug Crawl here in Portland yesterday. I’ll be sharing photos over the next week or so as I sort through them. The theme was “Night of the Living Pugs” (aka zombies).
So many awesome moments in the Archives today! At the top of the list is this one: Sheree Morgan, Class of ‘88, came in and identified HERSELF on this Archives postcard of two students in a lab! She tells us that she and her friend Annette Owens ‘86 are shown here working on Annette’s thesis project in Chemistry, probably in spring of ‘86. Thank you, Sheree! (Oh, and she also made buttons including one of that lab picture of herself!)
The way we try to recruit girls into STEM fields is all wrong. We typically compare them to some great woman or someone that has gone before them. We are saying, “Hey, you can be like Madam Curie or Sally Ride.” It is recruiting by intimidation. We need to change that message. We need to recruit by appealing to WHY we need them in STEM. We NEED you to help make the world a better place We NEED you to help discover the cure for cancer. We NEED you because you have the ability to change the course of humanity for the better.
Disgruntled boy: Give me my phone! Are you serious that I can’t have my phone?! Are you for real?! This is ridiculous!
My mom at Yellowstone in ‘79. WE ARE THE SAME.
Hit The Deck
LIFE opined in 1965, is “the most exhilarating and dangerous joyriding device this side of the hot rod. A two-foot piece of wood or plastic mounted on wheels, it yields to the skillful user the excitements of of skiing or surfing. To the unskilled it gives the effect of having stepped on a banana peel while dashing down the back stairs. It is also a menace to limb and even to life.”