Chip Off the Old Block

Father’s day 2017 is going tech.  Old school tech, but heck.

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Geek is the new Chic

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.

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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.

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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.)

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Lastly, here are a couple of close ups for the Pitt cookies. I have a thing for puffy cookies….

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Pi Day 2014!

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.DSC_0579 DSC_0568

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!

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Centerpieces for an Engineers Ball

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)

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Flying High (Aeronautics & Astronautics) -still favor the “paper” airplane…

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Can We be Civil? (Civil Engineers)

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Saluting Computing (Computing Machinery)

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Power equals I squared R (Electrical Engineers)

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Space Cadet (SEDS : Students for the exploration and development of space)

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You Drive me Crazy! (Automotive Engineers)

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Take me to Your Leader (Robotics)

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Science Pun Fun

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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 …

A Geek’s Valentine

Geek. Nerd. Techie. Egghead.  Smart and quirky people warm the cockles of my heart.  There’s a chemistry about them (tee hee).  Here’s to those who claim the nomenclature on Valentine’s day! Um. Please forgive me for sneaking in a Star Wars reference (last photo).

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