Community Engagement and the Befuddled Academic

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

When I wrote my first Op/Ed piece as a faculty member, I was scared of out my mind.  I read and re-read our faculty handbook, asked everyone I could …

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When Polite Isn't Going to Cut It: Calling Out Everyday Sexism at Conferences

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What do you do when you are at an academic meeting and see the only woman on a panel not being given a chance to speak? If you're Marilee Talkington, …

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Attending Translational Science 2018? Get Your Social Media Bling Here

The Edge for Scholars

Network with today's scientists at the Translational Science 2018 conference with these exclusive #TS2018 badges.

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Checking Social Media Phobia for Academic Parents: Awesome Teen Eden Lytle Offers Her Help!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week we have a special guest posting genius, Ms Eden Lytle, who is sort of amazeballs at everything she does (trust us!). Eden is a senior at Brentwood High …

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Creating Effective Infographics: An Interview with a Pro

Britteny Watson-Ivey

Studies show infographics are an effective way to reach a broader audience. We talked with a pro to find out how to make the most impactful infographics.

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Scientists Help Fund Over $22,000 for Kids STEM with March Madness

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientists Help Raise $22,892 for Kids STEM with March Madness Brackets.

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Creating and Maintaining a Professional Presence Online

Rebecca Helton, MA

I recently ran a workshop for students in Northeastern University’s English Graduate Program on “Creating and Maintaining a Professional Presence Online.” This is an essential topic for scholars entering …

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What Folks Want to See on Your Lab Website

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Your colleagues, current and potential trainees, collaborators and yes, study sections are doing internet searches on you with greater frequency. Knowing that people are looking, why not show them what …

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Academic Social Media Tangles: The Evolving Tale of Jennifer Berdahl

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

An interesting thing is happening to our northern neighbors. Several prominent academics have been asked by their universities to “ix-nay on the talky-say about work-hey”. Academics are built to gather …

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Houston Has a Post-Hurricane Science Problem: Here's How You Can Help

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As Harvey clears out, Houston's science community is facing devastating personal and professional loses. Here's how you and your lab can help.

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