I just got the news. I won the NSF IREE 2010 grant for research in China! Which means I'll be headed (with Jodi) to China for the entire summer! The award covers all my costs for everything.
I've tried two times now to conquer China, to no avail. But third time's the charm! The last two times were in Beijing, this time I'm headed to Shanghai to the "Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Science." Anything with an acronym like SICCAS had gotta be awesome.
PLUS: this summer the World Expo 2010 is being held in Shanghai while we will be there.
PLUS: the International Conference on Thermoelectrics is being hosted at SICCAS this year while I will be there too.
Note: Jodi here, don't let him get you all worked up- we're not quite sure what I will be doing yet for the summer...but we will keep you posted.