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I didn’t really understand how unjust the academic system was for career advancement for women until I had children  

In an exceptional piece over at Scientific American, Rebecca Calisi talks about the difficulty of not only being a woman in the science work place, but of being a mother. 743 more words

Science Careers

Most Embarrassing Field Work Fails

I think it’s important to talk about failure. To talk about struggle. To make it clear that none of this is easy, and your struggle is shared by others. 33 more words

Science Communication

Being the non-academic boss lady

Dawn is one of the smartest, most dynamic, most interesting scientists I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Her decision to move into a non-academic setting started me thinking about making the shift myself. 897 more words

Science Careers

Internship as a Bridge

Spending years in academia can be likened to growing up in a castle on an island for years. You knew everything about the castle, which was on this seemingly wonderful island, but you had no idea that an even more wonderful world existed beyond the island. 977 more words

Career

Competition for the “best” REU applicants is outrageous

“Do you have a a high quality REU program? Do you know that your mentorship and research opportunities can put your REU students on a path towards success in STEM? 112 more words

Science Careers

Defying writing conventions

“A good writer knows the conventions that their reader expects. Then they slavishly follow these conventions 95% of the time so the reader doesn’t get distracted by convention violations and instead keep their attention on what you’re trying to communicate. 53 more words

Science Communication

Ways to Work a Conference

Most of us in the workforce will have many opportunities to attend professional conferences. They are quite costly, and if done right, attending a conference will be nothing less than exhausting. 1,189 more words

Career