You might have noticed my absence lately. Maybe you didn’t. Maybe you did and just don’t care. I finally arrived in North Carolina (like NC doesn’t have enough science bloggers) after a 3000 mile road trip that included way to many meals at Cracker Barrel and a ice storm. I am now officially serving in my capacity as the Assistant Director of Science at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). With all this power I plan to take over world! Bwahahahahahaha! What was that? I am only the assistant director? Then I will assist taking over the world! Bwahahahaha.
My first order of business in taking over the world will be to bring fantastic scientists and science journalists to the Research Triangle speak and celebrate the birthday of another famous scientist. What was that? Already being done? Then I will assist with this!
Seriously though NESCent is cosponsoring with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science an evening with Carl Zimmer this Thursday (12th) at 6:30 at the Museum.
On Saturday the 21st is a whole day celebrating Darwin at Sigma Xi Headquarters. The festivities go from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Several talks will be delivered centered on the theme of Darwin’s Legacy: Evolutionary Approaches to World Challenges.
Yours truly will be at both.