It's National Science Meeting Time! Nine Protips on Meeting, Greeting and Getting It Done Like a Rockstar

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

  Congrats….you are off to that awesome annual meeting you adore where your science friends chat you up, cheer you on and buy you a beer. Here’s some …

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Connecting on Twitter During Conference Season

Aimee Edgeworth

Quick reference guide for how to use social media to network during conference season, and beyond.

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Connecting Through Poster Sessions

Helen Bird

Posters designed with the audience experience in mind create connections and new collaborations.

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Asking Questions at Talks: Curiosity is Best When Shared

Susan Tsutakawa, PhD

In my experience, science is most insightful when there’s input from different people.

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Spring Conference Season Essentials

The Edge for Scholars

The weather is finally warming up, and we’re now into spring conference season. Go prepared with this grab-bag of tips and tricks from across the web.

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Putting Credit Card Benefits to Use During Business Travel

Britteny Watson-Ivey

Everyone has dealt with that 3 hour layover on the way back from a week of business travel. Why not use your credit card perks to make that time in the …

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I'm Not Saying I'm the Best Mentor Ever, But...

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m traveling with two female grad students in my lab and we have 8 pairs of shoes and 1 pair of boots between us and no checked bags. I’m all …

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Exercising Your Professional Brand at Conference Interviews

Rebecca Helton, MA

At Vanderbilt, we’ve been doing a lot with professional branding lately.  What you wear, what you do, and how you speak, sit, and walk all say things about you …

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

The Edge for Scholars

Not sure what book to get for the academic in your life this holiday season? With the huge amount of literature available, it’s often hard to decide what material …

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Early Career Researcher Travel Grants

The Edge for Scholars

Are you less than five years out from your PhD, have you published in eLife, and could you use $1,000 to travel to a conference?

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