Life as I see it: work, play and in-between.

Carolyn’s Updates for August
Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog (WordPress)
LinkedIn Blog Posts
Carolyn M. Appleton, Inc. on Google+
Mike Bailey for Social Media Today, "Beyond Engagement: Making Advocacy Pay in Nonprofit Organizations" (thanks for the mention!)
"Dream Alive," my first attempt at using YouTube Video Editor, a compilation of Instagram photos and Viddys from the MLK, Jr. March in 2013 in San Antonio, Texas (the largest in the nation)
I love RebelMouse (my Twitter feed visualized)!

Carolyn’s Updates for August

60Minutes2Relax on YouTube

Marvelous! Follow the link for more relaxing nature videos.

I’m maintaining a Pinterest board on sunflowers - information and advice of all kinds. You might enjoy following me there, too.

American Solar Challenge - July 19, 2014

I had a marvelous time at Circuit of the Americas watching the “prep” and American Solar Challenge solar car race. This was one of a three-day pack race, where the team with the most completed laps wins.

Austin Energy and the Innovators Educational Foundation are two key sponsors for Austin-leg of the event.

The Innovators Educational Foundation is an organization devoted to educational opportunities where students are challenged with “hands-on” learning experiences in the areas of science, engineering, and technology. Supported activities push students to think “outside the box” and to be innovative with ideas that will lead to developing better solutions to society’s challenges faced here in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to engage young minds with the hopes of developing more world leaders in these critical areas that affect everyone.

Teams hailed from University of Michigan, Kentucky, UC Berkeley, Florida, Principia College, Minnesota, UT Austin, Iowa State, Netaji Subhas Institute of Tech, Missouri, George Tech, Polytechnique Montreal, Illinois State, Western Michigan, Southern Illinois, Qazvin Islamic Azad, ETS Quebec, Western, McMaster, MIT, Oregon State and Puerto Rico. I have chosen to highlight those non-U.S. based university teams.

A few videos from the Saturday event:

I shared a photo of a mom with her daughters. During the race as the cars were headed up the hill (a tough climb for everyone), the children were shouting, “Go! Go! YOU CAN DO IT!” in English and Spanish alternately - so adorable.