Working Life is a series of posts on my experiences in a PhD program, as a scientist, and pursuing my research.
My written quals/comps/candidacy exams are over. Now I just have to do everything else.
How I can view my own experiences through the lens of a children's book.
Semantics is a real problem, especially in the gap bridged by science communication.
Click through to a microblog on my comprehensive exams.
What sort of scientist have I become? A crisis of professional identity.
Sometimes you need a hero. And sometimes that hero sticks around to keep you safe.
When you keep talking about museums when you think about your research, you probably should have someone on your committee who works in a museum.
When happenstance leads to comedy, and engagement in the department.
Whether or not you have a good or bad experience (with my definition of good meaning "not horrifically stressful) is really dependent on your relationship with your advisor/PI. Having a good relationship is essential to having a good experience. I've seen both sides of the coin firsthand.
How the support of the right people can make something frustrating into something fantastic.
The trouble with dinosaurs is maybe that they're too cool. How to make something educational more educational without losing the cool.
Science has been getting harder and harder for all sorts of reasons both internal and external. A slightly poetic elaboration on my thoughts.
I love animals, and I'd like to think this explains why.