Better than Tenure

Bruce Caron, PhD

The challenge here is to come up with a new professional bargain between professors and universities that is better than tenure...

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Three essential steps to win a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Judith Ford, PhD

Short talks, like the three minute thesis (3MT) require special skills. Learn tips from Dr Judy Ford who has trained students for 8 years.

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Prepping Your Presentation

Aimee Edgeworth

Twitter to the rescue! Your academic tweeps are here with a round-up of tips to get your next talk on point and present like a pro.

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Not that Kind of Scientist: Tales of Teaching

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It takes twice as much time as you think.

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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 in a research lab. It was an old and rusty lab, and my PI was in the first steps of her career, trying to get […]

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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 and smart and organized. And he had great penmanship. He wrote well and he presented like a rock star. The only problem was that while […]

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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 learning environment do we create when we refer to college students as “kids?” College students are adults. Technically, these individuals are generally over 18 years old and […]

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