Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS)

Managing social distancing as a scientist in training

March 21, 2020
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Ed. Note: Scott Wilkinson is the current co-chair of the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS). Social distancing. By…

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The key ingredients for a successful science outreach event

February 12, 2020
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Have you ever taken part in a science outreach event? Three years ago, I heard the expression “science outreach” for…

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Write about what you care about on the COMPASS blog

February 7, 2020
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Academic researchers are practically glorified science writers. The further you move in your career, the less time you spend at…

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A trainee’s guide to COMPASS’ meeting events

December 2, 2019
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The ASCB|EMBO Meeting is just around the corner, and the program is filled with a variety of great events focused…

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Four ways to use social media to get people to your poster (or talk)

November 22, 2019
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Who cares what my dish at a restaurant looks like, or what my cat is doing on a Wednesday evening?…

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Finding your success

November 8, 2019
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There are two types of situations that make you feel like a failure as a scientist. One is inevitable and…

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Staying positive about negative data

November 1, 2019
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The next time you are considering taking time off, remember that if Alexander Fleming hadn’t taken a two-week vacation he…

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Navigating Toward Your Next Career Transition

October 29, 2019
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Navigating your career can be messy. Too often, we leave career exploration to chance and assume that over time we…

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Lab bullying: talking is still the only solution

October 25, 2019
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If you are passionate about science, you deserve the opportunity to work in academia. Do you think that abusive supervisors…

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No luck required: Society-funded translational cell biology symposium was well-planned

October 11, 2019
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The bad luck of Friday the 13th proved to have no hold over the events of the Third Annual Florida…

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