Your name in lights! October 28, 2013Posted by mareserinitatis in career, engineering, research, work.
Tags: funding, names, principal investigator, star wars
Having an unusual name, I always felt unfortunate. All those cheap little do-dads they sell that have people’s names on them? I never got one. Having a rather rare name means few things ever show up with my name on it. On one occasion, I think my parents felt guilty about this and had some guy at the state fair carve out my name on a wooden key chain. I have to admit that was pretty cool, but sadly the key chain broke after a couple years.
All of that is okay, though, because today made up for that.
I was recently awarded a small amount of money for a project, but the really cool part was that I was the PI on the project. I got the final paperwork from the financial people at the university today. When I opened it up and was ecstatic to see the following:
Principal Investigator(s): Cherish
I would rather have my name there than on any key chain (except for the one my parents got for me).
(As an aside, I do have to admit that seeing it in the Star Wars font is pretty darn cool, too.)