Conflicts didn’t kill me, but made me stronger

  For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. ——Margaret Heffernan   Conflicts in research groups are common. Even in a small lab with no more than 10 people, conflicts

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis among Doctoral Researchers, Part I

  By Yorick Peterse, Jana Lasser, Giulia Caglio, Katarzyna Stoltmann, Dagmara Rusiecka and Martin Schmidt Mental health issues Statistically, one in three people will suffer from a mental health disorder at some point in their life.

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis among Doctoral Researchers, Part I

  By Yorick Peterse, Jana Lasser, Giulia Caglio, Katarzyna Stoltmann, Dagmara Rusiecka and Martin Schmidt Mental health issues Statistically, one in three people will suffer from a mental health disorder at some point in their life.

Married Scientists and the Name Change Dilemma

0000-0002-5193-6605 When scientists talk to each other, we end up referencing literature by tossing around names of authors and dates of publications. Our own body of work becomes tied to our names, and I think

Teaching is another way of learning: The rewards of being a teaching assistant

   Jiao xue xiang zhang. (“Teaching benefits both teachers as well as students” in Chinese). ——Thirteen Classics Explanatory Notes and Commentaries ( shi san jing zhu shu in Chinese)   Each of us has a

The Home of the Nobel Revisited: How #MeToo has led to a reckoning in the Nobels and soon academia

0000-0002-6635-8182 In October 2016, in the midst of the Macchiarini scandal, one of us (Andreas) wrote a post of its effects on the reputation of the Nobel Prize and especially the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

I went to an open science hackathon and all I got was a tshirt… and hope for the future

  Last week I participated in the 2-day eLife Innovation Sprint. I knew the event was aimed at bringing together ‘computer people’ (programmers, designers, developers) and ‘science people’ (researchers, communicators, publishers) in order to create

I survived giving my first large conference talk as a PhD student

  By Lei Shen When I was in the middle of designing my poster, an email from the organizers  of  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory‘s Asia Conference arrived informing me that my abstract was selected to

How attending an interdisciplinary college teaching conference immediately impacted my classroom practices

0000-0002-8715-2896 As a scientist and science education researcher, I never expected to find innovations and strategies for my classroom from diverse areas such as sociology, physical geography, education and community studies.  Now I realize, why

How to make an impact in science policy as a graduate student

0000-0002-8715-2896 With a lack of scientists in the Executive Branch and a growing national sentiment to include science in policymaking, now is better than ever to get involved with science policy as an early career