As an early career researcher, enthusiasm and passion for your subject are vital. However academic research can be really tough and sometimes it can be a real test to maintain enthusiasm! It is a really competitive arena and rejected manuscripts, fixed term contracts and constant battles for funding all contribute to this and it is… Continue reading New to Research? This is How You Can Develop Resilience
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.
As a kid I always had my families' support, most of my college education was paid for, and I was self confident enough in college that sexism didn’t bother me (too much). I understand that this isn’t the case for everyone, but that is why it is my right to try to shed a new… Continue reading The Bright Side of Being a Woman in STEM
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
This is a gist of our interview with the amazing Jackie Giovanniello a PhD student in Neuroscience. Listen to the entire episode on our "Podcast Episodes "page. Introduction STEM programs for girls have seen a surge in numbers at middle and high school levels around the world. But what about the women who are already a part… Continue reading Her WiSE Way To Neuroscience