Tag Archives: Dispatches from Strasbourg

A Benefit of Autism

My favourite thing about having Asperger’s Syndrome is that it makes me effectively immune to catty, passive-aggressive swipes, because I actually only notice them in retrospect. Case in point, at the closing ceremonies for the Program last week, I was … Continue reading

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The Joy of Editing

It has, unfortunately, been a while since my last update; I attribute this to the fact that the last two weeks of the SSP were incredibly busy for me. As I mentioned earlier, I was editor-in-chief of what was, effectively, … Continue reading

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Of Groupwork

When I was a child, a certain educational hypothesis was prevalent in Canadian schools: namely, it was believed that teachers could help weaker students by assigning them to work alongside stronger ones, on the basis that the stronger student’s academic … Continue reading

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In Which I am Crowned Goddess of the Nerds

This past evening, I was attending a guest lecture by the Director of the NASA Ames Research Center. He was talking about the prospects for life in the Universe, including the spread of synthetic biology originating on Earth when he … Continue reading

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Am I Being Stupid?

One of the things that first attracted me to the Space Studies Program was its inter-disciplinarity. I liked the idea on paper, but in practice I figured that it would be lip-service and that the bulk of the program would … Continue reading

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My Adventure with the Engineers

I actually have a great deal of respect for Engineers; it’s incredibly fun to brainstorm with them, and I love watching them work after something gives them an idea. I never had much mechanical aptitude myself, and so I am … Continue reading

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Things I like and dislike about Strasbourg and the Space Studies Program

Things I like: The program itself. Almost everything has been interesting, usually presented by good and experienced lecturers, and the workshops have been fun too The city. Such amazing architecture! And it turns out that knowing intellectually about giant gothic … Continue reading

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