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How to creatively work the room at an NSF meeting

You’ve arrived at NSF, or NIH, or at any kind of small meeting with a job to do. You walk in the door, see the big table and find your name plate. 321 more words

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Do you know about National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letters?

While you are struggling with your US National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals, wondering if your preproposal will survive the current round of evaluations, did you know there is a very simple and fast way to get some extra funds? 116 more words

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Why Meetings Are a Must in Science

Did you know that a superfood can combat PTSD? Or that missing just two hours of sleep each night can affect your metabolism? These and other exciting new research findings were presented at the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting last week in Boston. 315 more words

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Promoting Diversity in Meeting and Workshop Talks

Having helped put together workshops, meetings and seminar series, I realize how easy it is to recommend the same types of people to speak (i.e. older white males). 235 more words

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Curious about the legendary Winter Animal Behavior Conference, WABC, held each year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

       Imagine skiing on world-class tree trails and well-groomed pistes through Colorado’s legendary powder. Consider afternoons and evenings with intense academic talks and post-talk discussions, perhaps involving exotic cocktails and recently legalized um… relaxants that made some people giggle, perhaps even relinquishing their roles as moderators. 1,431 more words

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Meet Cute(r) [Update]

In Hollywood, a “meet cute” is where the guy and girl (usually) in a romantic comedy meet in some improbable way rather than, say, being childhood friends or neighbors or coworkers. 812 more words


St. Louis Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Haiku

Minnows in water/ indicate old ancestry/ and flowing rivers.
Leiopelma frogs/ jumping cannot tuck their legs/ so they belly flop.
How many women/ Make scientific meetings fair?/ We need many more. 230 more words

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