Sometimes the best way to work on one project is to take a break and work on another.

That has been the goal the past week or so as I prepared a super short 5 minute presentation for the GradX event put on during Graduate Student Appreciation Week by the Duke Society Fellows and the Duke Graduate School. I was just one of about fifteen presenters spread over three hours of talks on everything from the economic roulette of choosing a major, to how stem cells change their environment.

I used the opportunity to distill my thinking about a paper that I have been working to prepare for publication. But, even distill is an understatement–I barely scratched the surface. You can see the entire event on the archived live stream feed here. My talk starts at 2:45.00.

Now back to regularly scheduled research!