I’m happy to announce that I will be defending my PhD Dissertation on Monday Sept 19, 2016 (10am). There will be both science and likely poetry about science; followed later by libations, food, and merriment (2-5:30), and eventually beach games & sunset (5:30-dark).
Note: though not guaranteed, let’s assume I pass the defense 🙂
Schedule (all happening on Monday 9/19 @ Scripps Inst. Oceanography, directions below):
5:30-7 Beach time (down the steps from the Surfside parking lot)
Thank you for contributing to my success and quality of life as a researcher, student, educator, and human being; I will be ever and unfathomably grateful. I would be honored if you would join us for the defense, celebration, and sunset (or any combination); though I recognize this is not possible for many of you.
 SEAside (defense) DIRECTIONS HERE (aka “Bob Paine Scripps Seaside Forum”)
 SURFside (celebration) DIRECTIONS HERE (aka “Revelle Family Student Center”)
 If you are abroad, however, this is a great excuse to come to San Diego; if local, a great excuse to come to the beach; if you don’t like the beach, a great opportunity for food, drinks, music and wonderful people; if not for celebrations, maybe you’ll enjoy the science; and if none of this interests you, understandable, but you should probably talk to somebody about it…maybe Tiff. 🙂
 Still the same “geek” you’ve always known (not to be confused with a “dork” or “nerd,” CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE)