"Hi, I'm Alex." Pouya's Story and His Mother's Fears

The Edge for Scholars

The higher education system in the United States is in many ways the envy of the world. For this reason, countless individuals from all corners of the globe leave the comfort of their homes to further their education at US institutions. When speaking to immigrant families, educational opportunities are often cited as a major factor […]

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Nerdy Science Gifts for All

Helen Bird

We surveyed grad students, post docs, and faculty to bring you the best and most thoughtful gifts for academics.

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Darwin's Tips for Surviving the Holiday Party at the Chair's House

Aimee Edgeworth

Survival of the fittest has new meaning when it comes to holiday parties. Here are key tips for evolutionary advantage.

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2018 Gifts to Inspire Future Scientists

Helen Bird

Attention Academic Parents: You’re two finals and one faculty meeting away from the big guy getting stuck in the chimney.

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The Hustle You Need to Be Showing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hustle. It’s a great thing for your coach to say you do and a terrible thing if you’re overwhelmed. This image from Twitter captures so much of what we love about this word and what it means about work-life balance, we wanted to share it here. Follow the always awesome @megdraws on Twitter.

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Gifts Your STEM Buddies + Lab Friends Really Want This Holiday Season

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It’s that magical time of the year where your labbies are looking at you with their cute puppy eyes wondering if the boss is going to get them a present, and spouses of STEM folks are wondering what the heck to get them. Fear not! I have your definitive list of SUPER cool swag you […]

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Leave Your Island. Career Inspiration from Richard Blanco

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NPR did a fabulous interview a while ago with Richard Blanco, who was born to first generation Cuban émigrés. Blanco visited Cuba for the opening of the US embassy to read new work commemorating the restoration of US diplomatic relations with Cuba. Blanco spoke about how he would be honoring the audaciousness of his mother […]

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Gifts to Inspire Future Scientists

Helen Bird

Spark a career path or inspire creativity with these Edge-tastic STEM gifts for future scientists.

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Suicide Prevention in University Settings

Helen Bird

A toolkit of resources to create a suicide-safer community for academics in crisis.

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Have Pump, Will Travel

Aimee Edgeworth

What every breastfeeding and pumping mom needs to know BEFORE attending a conference.

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