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31
October
2012

The Science of Sugar

Halloween is pretty much my favorite holiday. I love the costumes, the spookiness, using marshmallow "peeps" in my science experiments, and the candy!

Of course, we know what makes candy great is sugar. What we know as sugar is sucrose, a molecule composed of 12 atoms of carbon, 22 atoms of hydrogen, and 11 atoms of oxygen (C12H22O11).

I don’t really consider myself much of a scientist, being a communications person and all, but I love the idea that cooking, baking, and the like counts as science. When we mix different ingredients together, we form new compounds, and formulate chemical reactions to make delicious foods. By the way, whenever this mad scientist is in the kitchen, it’s definitely considered experimental. I once burned rice krispie treats! (in the science world that is called carbon. Sheepish grin.)

The Science of Sugar
30
October
2012

Griggs Reservoir River mile 142.62 – 138.82

Griggs Reservoir River mile 142.62 – 138.82

Of all the segments of my journey, this one was the closest to where I lived, so I decided to explore this particular part of the river by bicycle. The day I chose started out cloudy and fairly cool. I used Googlemaps bicycle application to plot a course down the Olentangy Bike Trail and across Upper Arlington to Riverside Drive just opposite the southern entrance to the Griggs Reservoir parkland. A pop up shower made for a wet ride but, thanks to rain gear for both me and my bag, I arrived at the end of the rain in good shape to hike along the river south of the dam.

Griggs Reservoir River mile 142.62 – 138.82
05
October
2012

TEDx Columbus Blow Out

I am sharing from a respectful partner distance in the awe and pride of the founders Ruth Milligan, Nancy Kramer and all the people working so hard to make TEDx Columbus a success.

As I look over the full room and overflow space I am thrilled to see this incredible sharing of ideas fill COSI's special event spaces with engaged, interesting and diverse people from throughout our community.

Wow!!

TEDx Columbus Blow Out
04
October
2012

Innovation Front Forward @ Center for Innovation

We are in the second of 3 days of major innovation events at COSI. Today COSI is hosting Innovate Columbus sandwiched in between our two TEDx events.

It is way cool to have the caliber of speakers in our building today. Richard Florida, Jeffrey Dyer, and Sir Ken Robinson all in one afternoon speaking to the principles of Innovation. And to some degree how Columbus can continue to innovate as a community and to build an innovative ecosystem in our region.

Innovation Front Forward @ Center for Innovation
03
October
2012

Awesome Youth@COSI

TEDx Youth is underway today at COSI. Listening to our youth as represented by the emerging adults gives me a lift in hope for the future. The thoughtfulness, articulateness, and enthusiasm of the speakers is impressive.

Awesome Youth@COSI
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