I didn’t even get through all my back e-mail left over my jam-packed week of learning at the Knight Digital Media Center, and yet I’m headed for the airport. I’m off to Lubbock, Texas, home of Texas Tech University, where I’m due at a meeting of the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Texas Tech is considering hosting one of SEJ’s excellent annual conferences, and it turns out the university has some acumen in the world of environmental sciences. For instance, in my recent piece on cancer-causing substances flowing off parking lots and driveways, I noted that Texas Tech researchers help demonstrate how the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons harmed aquatic creatures in Texas streams.
So I’m eager to see what else TT has to offer. I just hope we don’t hold the meeting in the chemistry department. :>)
— Robert McClure