Dear Friends and Family,
We hope this letter finds you well. Our lives in Atlanta continue to be busy with school, work, and travel. Here are some updates and highlights from 2007.
In August, Sadie started Kindergarten at the Morningside Elementary School Annex. Due to its excellent reputation and attendant popularity, the school is at twice its intended population capacity so the Kindergarten is temporarily at an off-site location and Sadie rides a shuttle bus from the main campus every morning. She is thriving there in a small classroom with 14 children and two teachers. Sadie's favorite activity is "journal time".
Sara has finally departed the academic world to accept a position as the Conservation Information Manager for the Georgia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy in June. In this position, Sara supports the entire statewide staff in conservation, land stewardship, fund-raising, and government relations.
David continues his work as an associate professor in the Computational Science and Engineering Division of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He logged over 100,000 miles in travel this year to Poland, Germany, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Reno, New York, and Washington, DC.
Sara and David have been engaged in a 'friendly competition' over the release of the books they edited this year. David's book, Petascale Computing: Algorithms and Applications will be released on December 20, 2007. Sara's book, Risk Assessment, Modeling and Decision Support: Strategic Directions is expected in February 2008. Both are available for pre-order at Amazon.
We'd love to hear from you so drop us a note when you have a chance.
Sara, David, and Sadie