Making sure I don’t get a big head February 7, 2012Posted by mareserinitatis in engineering, feminism, research.
Tags: email, research
Things have gotten crazy at work. The university sent out a press release on the Widget, and it’s getting a fair amount of press. (Much more than I expected.) In the past couple days, I’ve gotten several emails and have even been interviewed. I’m having a hard time keeping up as I still have my normal work to do, too.
Like a good midwesterner, I try to anticipate that not all things will go well, so I shouldn’t get too excited. And the universe dutifully complies and lets me know that this is prudent.
This time, Dr. Husband got an email addressed to both himself and the Minion asking if they were interested in looking at some technology related to the Widget. The email wasn’t copied to me, and I wasn’t addressed in the introduction. Incidentally, the articles which had our names also had me listed first in the research team. There is a good reason for this.
Just an FYI: if you want someone to buy your stuff, leaving off the lead author and main architect of the project is not the smartest move.