Annual Holiday Party

Today the Institute will take time off from science and education for a bit to celebrate. In rare Washington synchrony, we had our first dusting of snow this morning–just enough to accent the trees, not enough to cause chaos on the roads. It’s been a fine semester, although there are significant budget uncertainties ahead with Recovery Act (ARRA) funding going away next fiscal year. I’m exceptionally proud of our students, our faculty and our fine staff. It’s a pleasure to work with them.