Undergrad

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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How Cell Biologists Work: Omar Quintero on the power of undergraduate scientists

July 27, 2018
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Omar Quintero is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, VA. The University of Richmond…

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Conflict in the Lab: A Problem and an Opportunity

July 23, 2018
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  Conflict is a normal part of working with other people. If it is identified early and resolved effectively, it…

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Mentoring undergraduates: all you need to know to help your summer student

June 29, 2018
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This is another post in a series highlighting the collaboration between COMPASS and CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE)–featuring some of the…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz on uncovering biological surprises with microscopy; interdisciplinary science

June 22, 2018
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This month we are excited to hear from Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, whose past and present positions are as diverse as the…

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