Annual Meeting

June 2021

Dear CSE Colleagues, For those of us in the US mid-Atlantic region and parts of the Midwest, the past few weeks have been filled with the buzzing alien sounds of Brood X cicadas, also known as the Great Eastern Brood, who emerged this spring after 17 years underground. The sound of trillions of cicadas singing […]

April 2021

Dear CSE Colleagues, Next week is our annual meeting, which is the culmination of a year of planning and hard work by our ‎Program Committee, led by co-chairs Emma Shumeyko and Brittany Swett. Emma, Brittany, and I ‎spent a lot of time discussing the theme of this year’s meeting. We wanted to keep it positive […]

March 2021

Dear CSE Colleagues, Earlier today I went to a mass vaccination site to get my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. While I was ‎waiting in line for my number to be called, I kept thinking back to my first letter to you as CSE president, ‎when I wrote, “I remain optimistic about the power […]

January 2020

Dear CSE Colleagues, I hope your new year is off to a roaring start! If you’re like me, the holiday season already feels like a distant memory while spring and summer vacations are still an awfully long time off. If you need a pick-me-up, today is National Plan for Vacation Day, which combines two of my […]

March 2019

I look forward to March because warming temperatures make everything seem slightly more pleasant. I also enjoy this month because a large chunk of my free time will be spent cheering for my favorite NCAA basketball team. Rooting for an underdog team that just upset a highly-ranked team is an additional March perk. If CSE had a cheer or chant, would it start with, “You can have my Oxford Comma when you pry it from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.”?

February 2019

I love it when a project plan comes together. Each CSE Annual Meeting is a direct result of the Program Committee’s efforts. The 2019 program carries on the tradition of thought-provoking sessions and includes some brand-new experiences, not the least of which is the option to join a guided yoga class on Tuesday morning (and leave with your own yoga mat). CSE will offer a new Short Course in 2019, Advanced Publication Management.

July 2018

I hope your July is going well and has included a few moments of relaxation. Here in the Washington, DC area we’ve had sizzling temperatures and frequent reminders that conserving energy during the warmest times of the day is always appreciated.