Good evening MRS! Tonight was the student mixer, our night for some food, wine, and conversation. As always, the mixer was a great opportunity to meet lots of folks from all over the world, each with a story to tell. However, tonight I want to put the spotlight on "Cycle for Science", a journey taken by Rachel and Elizabeth in which they cycled across the country spreading science along the way through demonstrations to students; they had a table at the mixer (photo below) and were showing off some of their great demonstrations. I have heard of some organizations doing similar epic trips for various causes, but this was the first time I had seen such a unique grassroots ride dedicated specifically to science. I truly believe that efforts like this are what leave lasting positive impacts on the students they reach; in addition, they give us a brilliant reminder of the need to serve our communities, in whatever capacity we can. Keep it up!
You can find out more about their journey at: