A Decidedly Unbookish Trip to PhiladelphiaMarch 22, 2015
|This is my super serious academic face and 1/4 of my poster.|
If you haven't checked in recently, I spent the latter half of my week at an academic conference on child development where I got to present some of my lab's recent research. This was my first time attending a conference, not to mention my first time presenting a poster, and it was equal parts awesome and exhausting. I attended sessions about social identity and academic achievement, how to re-assess the data from the Head Start Impact Study, and how housing status and neighborhood composition affect childhood health. Needless to say, I got my justice-oriented social scientist nerding on.
The number of poster sessions and symposia was astounding (this was a particularly big conference, clocking in at 30,000 people attending over three days), and after a while my brain stopped absorbing new information and my inner introvert was clamoring for some peace and quiet. I ended up bailing on the last day of presentations, preferring to spend it in the city doing some solo exploring.
Some other trip highlights:
|The Race Street Pier at night.|
|Finding a MOON TREE.|
|Meeting this little sweetie at a local animal shelter.|
How were YOUR weeks?