Summer is winding down here in the Northern Hemisphere and that means that it's back to school time. For the first time in 26 years I will be part of that. There will be the usual excitement of meeting new students/professors /staff, finding my way around a campus that I am unfamiliar with, new books and supplies and making sure I am in the right classroom at the right time.
That last item is easily the most important, as if I'm not in the right room at the right time, there will be no class. This year, I'm returning to the classroom not to sit in one of the seats, but to stand at the front and speak - I'm taking at position as an adjunct professor at Augsburg College.
You may not have heard of this school, but you should have. Peter Agre, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry received his B.A. in Chemistry there. Knowing that, I'm going to be constantly wondering if I am looking at a future Nobelist as well.
As you can imagine, the next few weeks will be pretty busy getting ready to this new adventure, so posts may not be as numerous or as lengthy, but they will continue. And once the school year starts, I'm sure that I will have plenty more material to blog about. I can't imagine that the students won't be an endless font of new ideas and items to discuss.