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In their own words: Addressing 21st Century Skills with Ocean 180

Nickie Wallace teaches Natural and Physical Sciences at St. Cyprian’s School in Cape Town, South Africa. Last year, her students participated as part of the Ocean 180 student judging team and she recently shared her experiences with us in the guest post below. 308 more words

In The Classroom

Feeling the stress of an academic career? Think happy thoughts!

A recent study published in the journal Stress & Health surveyed the mental health and coping strategies of 200 postdocs at UT Austin and found that individuals who thought positively were better able to cope with the stress of an academic position. 96 more words

Science Careers

Dr David Kirby discusses science advisers in film and TV

Faculty researcher Dr David Kirby was recently featured in an article and podcast for Nature Jobs, focusing on the role of science advisers in film and television. 244 more words


Sometimes I Feel Guilty for Not Being a Female Scientist

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I feel guilty for pursuing a career in communications. I know that sounds totally crazy, right? Communications seems like a perfectly nice line of work for the casual extrovert. 539 more words

Girl Stuff

Careers and Communication: My top 5 takeaways from the ComSciCon Conference 2014

Out of the classroom and into the field! Summer is all about learning in unexpected settings and in new ways.

Hi! I’m Amy– a grad student in Dr. 1,364 more words