Darn you, AlternaWidget, for posting such fun pics of items! I have been avoiding the swap boards to keep from signing up for swaps. A former swap partner clued me in to this swap, but I still stayed away...until I saw the pics (same thing happened with the Jar of Whimsies swap).
So, I'm thinking seriously about joining this one. Problem is, I have to be able to make everything from my stash. This does leave me a ton of options (I have a large and varied stash), however.
I went to college specifically for genetics, but realized I didn't have the single-minded personality it seemed to require. I ended up with a degree in biology and stuck around for a year of grad school in plant cell culture. I worked on a NASA funded grant to study growing plants in space. It sounded pretty cool, but it was lonely work. So, I took some time off and then went back to school and got a degree in education. I taught middle school science (grades 7 & 8 ) for 13 years, and now I'm a science specialist in a K-5 school. I love learning about science and sharing science with others. I just didn't like doing science. But, I am thinking of applying for a 6 week summer research program for teachers at one of the local colleges. Bioengineering...sounds kind of interesting!
In general, I'm interested in all of the sciences to some degree. I tend to favor the life sciences, though. And, as much as I hated chemistry, molecular structures are so fascinating!
So...now that I've introduced myself, I guess I should go and sign up. Especially since I keep coming up with ideas as I'm sitting here!