I am so happy for Katherine- that she is graduating from high school and heading to Pitt to study neuroscience. But, dang, she is the youngest of the swim kids with whom our children hung out! All this growing up is happening! An era of chlorine is over (I mean, even Michael Phelps is retired now). Yikes!
In any case, it was one last graduation set to make. I made two platters: one focused on the nerdy inclinations and the other on her future university, Pitt.
For the Geek inside us all (okay, maybe not ALL of us), I focused on some biological responses. #nerdsrule #chemistryiseverywhere Those stamped clever/nerdy sayings came from pencils I bought from Newton and the Apple.
But my favorite was the Myelin sheath dress. (I try to come up with my own clever creations whenever possible. I think this is another Mama Mayer original.)
Lastly, here are a couple of close ups for the Pitt cookies. I have a thing for puffy cookies….
Nerds celebrate too. Happy weekend, whatever your form of libation/liquid refreshment!
This is the one day to be completely “irrational!” Let’s hear it for never ending Pi and all of it’s crazy connections (NPR has some links to crazy Pi facts and activities!). The Pi platter included pumpkin and key lime pie, a cow pie, pirates and and a concoction or circular area and circumference.
And, in memory of a great physicist and mathematician, happy birthday Albert E! May we all go forth and passionately create our own theory of what is relative!
Huh? When did engineers start having dinner dances? Apparently it is a tradition for the UB student engineers. I knew one of the lead organizers and he knew my cookies. This led to some fun centerpiece karma. I made cookies for half of the 30 tables as there were about 15 engineering clubs involved… I kind.a added one or two more to feed my own pun addiction. I have a “pun” problem. A really, truly, serious problem.
So I don’t have pictures of all of the tables because blithering idiot here forgot the camera when venue set-up time rolled around. The few I have are from my phone and the quality is not optimal. I did take some pictures before I left the house. So here they are!
Such Chemistry between Us (AIChemical Engineers)
Flying High (Aeronautics & Astronautics) -still favor the “paper” airplane…
Can We be Civil? (Civil Engineers)
Saluting Computing (Computing Machinery)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Power equals I squared R (Electrical Engineers)
Space Cadet (SEDS : Students for the exploration and development of space)
You Drive me Crazy! (Automotive Engineers)
Take me to Your Leader (Robotics)
Science Pun Fun
There were also cookies for Black engineers, Hispanic engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Sustainable world, Biomedical engineering, Industrial engineering, etc. Drat. No pictures of those. Need to plan more time for photos …
The periodic table has enjoyed a rejuvenated coolness ever since Breaking Bad. Personally, I always thought there were loads of interesting stories associated with the elements (ie: Copper and clean air/water systems and the 1976 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease OR Iodine and Mahatma Gandhi and the British salt tax. Apparently the British have an inspirational way with taxes and revolutions.). So I’m “breaking” out the elements again- this time to celebrate that jolly, old elf. How does he know if we’ve been bad or good? NSA?
“Periodically,” (ha, get it?) my inner nerd comes out and plays. The perfect opportunity arose with Alyssa’s graduation party. Beautiful, bright and talented, Alyssa has quite the affinity for book learning and the sciences. Although I couldn’t fit the entire periodic table of elements into the cake box, it was close enough. Hope you enjoy my symbiotic semblance of sugar and science. PS. Good luck at Boston College; go, Lys, go!
This is what happens when you combine an engineer with a baker. Happy March 14th! Hail to the 3.14159! Do you think it is karma that 3-14 is Einstein’s birthday (talk about someone who would play with abstract mathematics)! Yep, “relativity” at its best.