With the warmer weather coming up, many of us in STEM fields will be off for fieldwork. For those who are going on fieldwork for their first time, it can be a bit scary! But here are some tips to help you get ready for your trip. Many of us in STEM will eventually have… Continue reading How to Survive Your First Fieldwork Trip
Welcome to #STEMSupport, a bi-monthly article that will tackle common questions and issues others may face within STEM. Today’s article will talk about a subject that’s quite personal to me as an international PhD student – studying abroad! If you’re an undergraduate student, you’re probably being bombarded with fliers and emails regarding study abroad opportunities.… Continue reading Getting On The Plane To Study In A Foreign Land
Welcome to #STEMSupport, a bi-monthly article that will tackle common questions and issues others may face within STEM. Today, we’ll be talking about conferences – a necessary evil for many anxious students around the world! Hopefully, this article will put your mind at ease…or at least help you manage your stress levels a bit. Deadlines,… Continue reading How to Be Your Best Self At Your First Conference
Welcome to #STEMSupport, a bi-monthly article that will tackle common questions and issues others may face within STEM. Today’s article will talk about one of the most important first steps you can take when you start any new job, degree, or project: getting organized! Let me start this off with a confession: I am absolutely… Continue reading How to Be Organized When You’re a Disorganized Disaster
This morning, I walked into our research office to find a new face – apparently a new PhD student had joined our department this week. And the first question she asked was a question that I remember asking myself in this very same room, nearly two years ago…
Prior to my current life in the lab studying animal bones and isotopes, I had no idea how to operate a microscope. Someone who couldn’t remember what an electron was. Someone who would never even stick her foot into a lab, let alone work in one.
A short while back, I wrote a guest post here at Her STEM Story about how to manage your mental health in academia. Apparently the response to that article was good enough that I have now been asked back as a semi-regular contributor with my own section: #STEMSupport! But first – a little bit more… Continue reading #STEMSupport – An Introduction