Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thanks to Kay O'Keefe


This afternoon I finally thanked a person who has been supportive of my professional efforts for many years. She has supported my not-too-traditional vision of science education since first I wrote a grant to Medtronic Foundation 10+(?) years ago.

While the grant $ from Medtronic has been critical in developing this project since it's first days my thanks to Kay is, of course, not for this. I've received grants from several different organizations and these organizations have always been positive and encouraging. Kay went beyond this, somehow, giving suggestions, asking questions and all the while providing unerring encouragement.

Money is crucial to projects, but never underestimate the power of encouragement...

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