A catchy-tune kind of way to start your day . . .
This summer, Tom and I are complete empty-nesters.
Erin lives in Pittsburgh now, and. . .
Brian stayed on campus for the summer, doing lab research full time.
Last Friday, summer research came to an end -- and to commemorate the occasion, there was a poster session and lab tour.
I dropped in, along with my Mom and Dad, to see what Brian had been up to in the lab for the last 8 weeks. Brian enjoyed explaining his work to us (we tried our best to understand*).
And then he gave us a comprehensive tour of his lab . . .
and showed us all kinds of nifty equipment!
Signs like this . . .
were everywhere! So . . .
It was great fun for us to see where Brian's been spending most of his time this summer!
Not ALL of his time.
Because he also works here . . .
Yep. Brian performs chemistry in a traditional lab setting by day, and caffeinated chemistry as a barista by night!
Brian, the Lab-Latte Boy. . .
We love him, we love him, we love him!
* Tom, the only other chemist in the bunch, was on his way home from Portugal and had to miss the poster session.