How would you like a job where you are given the freedom to use your imagination, your creativity, and your scientific training to the fullest? How would you like a job where you feel that you are making a difference? How would you like a job that makes you feel that in a small but significant way you are changing lives? Who wouldn't like a job like that and do you even call it a "job" or "work" if it does all of that and more? Yet that's how I describe mine.
How would you like a job where Monday you are attending the ribbon-cutting of an innovative new high school, Tuesday you are chatting with the Commander of the final space shuttle mission, Wednesday you are organizing the Art of Science Competition and then taking a metal-working class, Thursday you are leading a professional development workshop for K-12 science teachers on the scientific method, and Friday you are the guest scientist in a second grade class talking about energy? Yum, that's a tasty week and welcome to the world of science education.
|Turning sunlight into energy with a solar-powered car.|
|The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma...|
|This was taken at the ribbon-cutting ceremony|
but I've been feeling a lot of this lately.
(Photo courtesy of The Sustainability Workshop)