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Swarthmore’s Writing Associates Program is sponsoring a talk on Thursday by Dr. Nick Morgan. Dr. Morgan has appeared on the Today Show and was a speechwriter for former Virginia Governor Charles Robb. He is also the President of Public Words, a communications consulting firm. Public Words’ blog has some interesting tips on public speaking and communication, including the assertion that “real leaders don’t use Power Point.” I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say on Thursday.
For my final project in Engineering 57 (Operations Research), I implemented a linear programming formulation that optimizes the scheduling of Writing Associates in the Swarthmore Writing Center. My final report [download .pdf] was due today, and it’s a big relief to have it done. This was a fun project, and I especially enjoyed working with AMPL. Next semester, I’ll be doing more operations research work in Engineering 66 (Environmental Systems).