Day started erly with meetings.. but managed to take off in the afternoon to meet up with new old friends. We know Kim and Kathy from more than 10 years ago… but have recently reconnected. Kim is the Dean of Undergraduate Research at MIT and the founder of the Edgerton Lab. He rund DLAB which sends students to countries in need to teach making skills to solve local problems with local skills. I want to get more involved with that .
Kathy is a multitalented educator who currently works in communicating about the public health implications of Climate change.. They live in Lexington Ma.. nd also have a house in Rochester Vermont about an hour south east of us. Kim and Kathy are up for a couke of weeks so we drove down to take a hike and catch up.
we hiked Rochester Moutnain.. whcih was a short sweet hike to the top with views tot eh East over New Hampshire.
the trails were wet from last nights rain..s o the frogs and toads were happy !
there were memorials to several young guys a the top.. with signs of memorial gatherings.
we added sam to the party
the views ot the east were really nice..
we then walked back down for Pie at their sweet house.
Kathy showed us the amazing DNA/RNA/Protein synthesis teaching kits that she and Kim hd developed. they started with Lego.. now they use custom injection molding and wonderful instructional material that Kathy develped.. We went through DNA replication, tRNA synthesis and protien synthesis.. theis is a truly wonderful way of learnign how life really works !
here are the base pairs grouped into codons,
then tRNA synthesis
then protien sytheesisi in the ribosomes
here are the amino acids..
it was so inspiring to talk to them
great day !
jus after we got home , I got a text from our good freind Tammy asking if we were home … she, her husband Gary and two reallynice freinds from NC were in our driveway.. so we got to hang out with them ..
it was great seeing this many friends on a work day !
ok.. time for sleep. more tomorrow.
nite all, nite sam