75% administration, 25% research… life on the alt-ac track.
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Like many research centers, my center offers travel awards to graduate students and postdocs to help cover their expenses when presenting at conferences. The typical award is $500, which is often enough to cover travel to conferences in the region. Because my center is very well-funded, we don’t…
What should we tell graduate students who are interested in the alt-ac track?
I don’t understand why some people have such a strong resistance to using email to communicate at work. I frequently hear and read that “email is a distraction” and “it’s so much better to communicate face-to-face.” Well, I don’t know about you, but I can deal with most emails in two minutes or…
A revelation that success is easier when you enjoy the process, instead of concentrating on the goal.
Women in academia can’t win - hot or not, you will be harshly judged for your appearance.
In which I realize that sometimes my best work is the stuff that was hardest to write.
I’ve moved beyond simple happiness and have learned to enjoy much more complex emotions.
Many scientists take beautiful and detailed field notes. I am not one of those scientists.
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