Day 131

Communications:

Media kits. I had no idea they were still a thing, but I can see how sending a tactile, physical object would be less likely to get lost in journalists’ and bloggers’ inboxes. After looking at and discussing some examples, we were giving an assignment to create one ourselves with the option to use one of two hypothetical scenarios or create one of our own. I’m going to create one for SWISH, as I prefer real to hypothetical any day.

Micro & Chem

The class had joked earlier about how Nate was going to get through 200+ PowerPoint slides in 4 hours. Apparently by using them appropriately as teaching aids, that’s how.

It’s a pleasure to have someone who knows how to use the media well (think as aid instead of as crutch), and who is passionate and engaging about a topic. Nate encourages, insists, on participation, so zoning out is a bad idea. As I learned.

We looked at cell structure, specifically how proteins are created, from the DNA in the cell’s nucleus to the final protein in the cell membrane. Super interesting, which made me again wish I’d been this interested in it when I was in high school. Then I remembered how uncool it was as a teenager to be seen to be interested in anything school-related , and how all I wanted back then was to be seen as cool by my peers. Thank gods I’m past that BS.

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