Last Friday we met Andrew on campus for a quick lunch before he headed off to the ASEE conference in Seattle Washington.
It was kind of a long week without him. Emily and I didn’t sleep well for the first half of his trip so we zombied it for a few days. We did get the hang of life just the two of us and ended on a high note with a clean house to boot.
Andrew learned how to make conductive and insulative play dough to build circuits with. This bit of information made his entire trip worth it in my book. I can’t wait to start creating with this stuff with Emily! Check out the awesome turtle Andrew made:
He was able to present two papers that he worked on, attend a variety of workshops/seminars/round table discussions, and meet a lot of people that work in the same vein of research that he is. It was fun to hear about his exciting days.
Andrew’s trip home was extended much longer than we expected. He missed his connecting flight and spent the majority of the night sleeping in the Denver airport. When he finally made it to Indy and hopped on the shuttle, there was an accident and he was detained another hour in the traffic.
We were grateful that even though he didn’t join us for breakfast as expected, he still made it to dinner. We went to a student summer party on campus and had hamburger and fruit for dinner. We talked with a few students that just arrived from Columbia five days before and will be here for six months. It was fun to hear their first impressions of America and about their homes in Columbia.
We are so glad Andrew had a great time in Washington and thrilled that he has returned!