A surreal afternoon
Friday, February 01, 2013
My DS is in grad school working toward his PhD in Biochemistry.
Today, as a part of his requirements, he had to deliver a 50 minute-long presentation to the rest of the grad students and professors (about 80 people) on the topic of Nitrous Oxide - it's history, the way it behave with other compounds, it's effects on mammals' bodies and it's application to the scientific and medical world.
He invited my DH and I to attend. Parents are not usually in attendance, but he wanted us to be there. I could not have been more proud.
Although the subject matter was mostly way above my head (I'm no dummy, but the terminology and jargon are so specific it blew my mind), I was blown away by his ease in speaking to the crowd - his poise and mastery of the subject, his ability to keep the audience with him.
Also, we got to meet his mentor professor, who told us what a valuable student DS is and how much responsibility he gives him. You just don't get many days like this.
I'm just about bursting with science geek pride...