Empowering Women through Mentoring

Cristina Espinosa, PhD

I still remember my first time in a lab. I was doing my last year of college and I got a fellowship to collaborate for a few hours a day …

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SkypeAScientist - Hey, That Means YOU!

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

SkypeAScientist is the easiest and most impactful science outreach opportunity you don't yet know about

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Are Online Labs a Valuable Distance Learning Experience?

Rachel Yoho, PhD

Can online labs be a suitable replacement for the traditional lab bench?  This may depend on what we consider the goals of the lab course to be. 

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Welcome to class, I'm Alana and I'm Queer.

Alana Berry

It felt really liberating, but more than liberating myself, I hoped that my students felt that no matter their identity they felt safe acknowledging them in my class. I want to be radical. I want my home to reflect my radical values. Well, if my bod

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Advice for My Graduating Students

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week one of my graduate students returned to the lab nest after seven long years away. I loved this student. I missed him when he left. He was kind …

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What environment do we create when college students are “kids?”

Rachel Yoho, PhD

We’ve all heard it – and maybe said it: “well, the kids in this class, won’t…” or “I just can’t get these kids to do the reading…” What …

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The Hierarchy of Learning

Reed Omary, MD

Is there an aspirational hierarchy of learning, one that might lead to a 10-fold gain in learning over traditional efforts?

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Play and Learn! CCTS Launches Kaizen-based Game to Teach Scientific Reproducibility

Ryan Outman

To help young investigators meet an impending NIH policy requiring formal training in scientific rigor and reproducibility, CCTS has launched a new web-based quiz game.

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Introduction to Medical and Other Ignorance

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It turns out that asking a foundation to support your medical school prep class entitled "Introduction to Medical and Other Ignorance" is a tough sell. But an Op/Ed in …

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Office Hours in the Pool Hall

The Edge for Scholars

Teaching this semester?  Wondering about ways to connect to your students?  It might be time to try meeting them somewhere unusual. Holding office hours in different places helped me reach …

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