Thursday, April 16, 2009

Something to Crow About!



"The UAF Undergraduate Research Symposium was held at the Museum of the North yesterday. Students from across the campus came to present their research projects that had been funded through various sources. I am very happy to report that Kristen Shake shared first place for outstanding research with two other students for her work on carbon biogeochemistry and ocean acidification in the Gulf of Alaska. Kristen delivered a near flawless presentation on the work that she has been doing in my lab for the past year. Buck Sharpton and Brian Rogers served as judges and both of them spoke to Kristen afterwards about her topic and were very pleased that she will continuing on at UAF in our Master's program. If you see Kristen around, please join me in congratulating here on this impressive achievement."

Dr. Jeremy T. Mathis
Assistant Professor, Chemical Oceanography
University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of fisheries and Ocean Sciences

That's a picture of "Big Red" a plasma cut and welded steel rooster garden sculpture I made. The large, outdoor sculpture was voted "People's Choice" at the 2008 Alaska Botanical Garden Fair and Outdoor Art Exhibit. I thought it was fitting to "Crow" about our daughter's achievement!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Very exciting!Congrats to your daughter!

cindy shake said...

Hi Karen, thanks for the post. Yes, she was just thrilled and the whole department (who has been so supportive) was so proud of her which also meant a lot to all of us ;o)

Orion Designs said...

Congratulations! You must be very proud.
V

Patricia Griffin said...

That is such a BIG DEAL! How awesome for her. Congrats! That rooster of yours is definitely something to crow about too. What a talented family!

cindy shake said...

Thanks for the posts and kind words, Vicki and Patricia. When Kristen called us (twice) about the good news, she was so happy and excited, I just had to put it in the Blog ;o)

Linda Starr said...

What a wonderful achievement for Kristen; you must be so proud. Love your crow, he is so animated.

Cynthia said...

Excellent news - congratulations to your daughter and you!!

Love the rooster...

cindy shake said...

Hi Linda and Cynthia! thanks for the posts ;o) hope everyone knows I wasn't trying to overshadow Kristen's win with the Rooster's little win from last year, because there is no comparison, her work is waaaay harder than my work -ha!! I just loved "Big Red" and thought he was the best photo to use. :o)