Influential Voices: Social Media

This month, Paul wrote about social media in honor of the re-launch of he ASQ Communities. I have to be honest – I limit my social networking for work to LinkedIn for the most part. So while I’ve accepted the requests in the community and I’ve set up my profile, 99% of my effort is really on the LinkedIn side. I’ve received Facebook requests from some of the people I’ve met through ASQ, but I only accept requests there from folks I consider to be friends, and delete the rest – my Facebook activity is about my family and my hobbies, not about networking. LinkedIn keeps me busy enough, as I moderate three groups including ASQ Women Network, and most of the time, if I need an answer to something, I look up e-mail addresses on LinkedIn and then go direct to the person I want to connect with.

How do you use social media as a quality professional?

Final day of Young Scholars summer camp

Finally, the last day of Matthew’s science camp – he was waiting for me to download his photos. So, I have to say, the entire week was a success. Matthew went into camp thinking that he was interested in science in general, and particularly something medical. He came out with a better appreciation for all science. I asked his favorite – at the beginning of the week it was Marvelous Microbes, but now he said it was all of them. Plus Hannah got to participate on Friday, and she wants to do it next year. I loved seeing the kids using analytical skills to try to figure out who was “spreading the measles.” And I love that the teachers made science fun.

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This morning my mom drove me to camp. I went right to Machinery Life to solve the mystery from yesterday. We solved it doing the same tests as yesterday and the tests showed that the teachers helper did it.

In What’s in Your Hood today we played a game about animals, then we all went inside and Mr. Lee, our teacher told us about a lot of animas and there adaptations. Then  he brought out a live snake and we got to hold it.

After lunch I went to Amazing Chemistry and we started to make slime and then after that we made slime and then after that we made slime and then after that we made hard foam, ha did I get you thinking that I was going to say slime right. Before the class was halfway over my mom and sister came and they participated in the slime and…

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Day 4 of Young Scholars summer camp

Today, Matthew commented to me that one of the girls at camp has the exact same schedule that he has. I suppose that it is not surprising that there are many more boys than girls attending camp. Hannah is more interested in archeology camp than science camp. It will be interesting to see how the kids change their ideas and interests as they get older.

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This morning my dad drove me to camp. When I got there i went to Machinery Life and we had a mystery to solve and we learned if things had lipids, oils, glucose, and starch. We also put bananas in water to see what would happen.

My next class is What’s in Your Hood? And today we were learning about animal adaptations. But we were also just learning facts about animals and birds.

After lunch I went to Amazing Chemistry and today we doing packing peanuts. What we did is put some packing peanuts into nail polish and it looked like, wait stop for a second I’m not going to tell, you’ll just have to find out for yourself.

Finally I went to Mysterious Microbes and played with bacteria for a half hour. Then we put lotion on our hands that had something in it that when you put it…

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Day 3 of Young Scholars summer camp

This blogging exercise with Matthew has taken a turn for the worse. Note the short post here. I can’t complain – he is still learning new things, and was very excited that they got to eat the yogurt that they started making yesterday. Apparently there was a food theme today – they also picked and ate mulberries today. We’ll see if we can keep this up through the end of this camp!

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This morning I woke up early so I could pick cherries but I didn’t do it. So when I got to camp I went to Machinery Life. We were learning about something called  diffusion. We learned how it works.

In What’s in Your Hood we got to take a hike and it was fun. We found a mulberry bush and we ate every thing that we could reach.

After lunch in Amazing Chemistry we did some vinegar and baking soda experiments and we got to keep some samples of the foam.

My last class was Mysterious Microbes and we look at some bacteria and mold. We also got to try yogurt and we started to make soda and bread.

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Matthew’s Experience at UWL Young Scholars Camp, Day 2

Matthew’s Experience at UWL Young Scholars Camp, Day 2

Matthew had another great day at camp! When I picked him up afterwards, he was so excited to tell me about it. When I told him that I had a recipe for cottage cheese from Bitayavon Magazine, he wanted to try making it at home. Unfortunately, he left out a lot of the detail about using the centrifuge when he blogged about it. I love that the teachers are making it fun to learn about science.

Matthew’s Experience at UWL Young Scholars Camp, Day 1

Since one of the questions that ASQ has grappled with is how to get more kids interested in STEM, I’m going to share my eleven-year-old son’s blog. He was very excited about his day, but less excited to blog about it. Please feel free to share this post, read his blog and comment here, or there. I’m just glad that he’s excited about science! And he’s learning how to apply the scientific method, something he has been reading about in a chemistry text book that he chose for summer reading.