Undergrad

Applying to graduate school for the first time

September 16, 2020
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The following content originally appeared September 14, 2018 as the post “What Information Should I Gather?” on the Vanderbilt University blog…

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How COVID-19 impacts undergraduate housing

March 31, 2020
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“To the members of the MIT community: When I wrote last week, we understood that our approach to campus life…

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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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Building the list of 100 inspiring black scientists

February 21, 2020
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It took nearly a year for Antentor O. “AJ” Hinton to compile the list, “100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America,”…

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Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine

November 27, 2019
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This is a unique time for scientists and society. As scientists, we must explain how our work (and taxpayer dollars)…

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Symbiosis: the mutual benefits of mentoring undergraduates in the lab

April 12, 2019
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As a PhD student in a small lab, I recently asked my PI if we could recruit some undergraduates to…

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Questions to ask when choosing a grad school

March 22, 2019
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‘Tis the season for graduate school acceptances! With final decisions due in about a month, you’re likely weighing your options.…

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ABRCMS and SACNAS: Building a Bridge to Cell Biology through Mentorship and Community

August 22, 2018
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Achieving a diverse and inclusive scientific community is a goal shared by ASCB and many other organizations. Diversity-oriented Science, Technology,…

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The Science and Art of Mentoring

August 20, 2018
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We often do not seize the numerous opportunities we are afforded to shape the learning experiences of our mentees, let…

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The importance of an elevator speech

August 14, 2018
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It’s called an “elevator pitch” or “speech,” but it could also be referred to as the “water cooler speech,” the…

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