Debbie Knight

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Leaving a mark

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm


I was in our collaborator’s research area and discovered this little collection of empty champagne bottles – each signed by a graduate student on the day he or she had defended a Ph.D. dissertation or a Master’s thesis.

Many bottles also sport a sentiment in addition to a signature and defense date. The sentiment sometimes deep and meaningful, sometimes simply joyful.

My lab also holds this tradition.

I found this interesting that the tradition exists in other research environments — this one chemistry, mine biology.

I think it’s a great way of leaving a small mark that says “Yes, I was here!”