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COMPASS Wrap Up from ASCB 2014

December 12, 2014

After 17 Symposium talks, 238 minisymposium talks, 112 ePosters, 2400 posters, and an unknown number of Philly cheesesteaks, the 2014…

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Poster Advice, Timeless and Otherwise

November 7, 2014
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With the annual meeting fast approaching, it’s time once again to start putting together your poster. There are innumerable websites…

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Do you have a sponsor?

May 30, 2014
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As I sat in the middle of the room during another career advancement seminar for graduate students, the speaker posed…

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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

May 23, 2014
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Imagine this: The lights are dimmed, your first slide is up on the screen behind you, and you’ve just stood…

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What to Do When You Lose Interest in Your Project

May 2, 2014
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It’s a sad but inevitable truth: enthusiasm ebbs and flows, never consistent or unwavering. This holds true for many things…

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Succeeding as a “Failed” Scientist

March 14, 2014
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Are you a postdoc looking for an alternative career? Have you considered tenure-track academic research? This may sound funny on…

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To Be or Not To Be…A Postdoc

March 7, 2014
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“What are you going to do when you’re finished?” “Have you started looking for postdocs?” “When you choose where to…

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Grad School Pays in Other Ways

February 14, 2014
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When I sat down to write this essay I intended to describe how bad graduate student stipends are, how overworked…

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Six Uses for Old Posters

January 3, 2014
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With the Annual Meeting behind us, thousands of ASCB posters are now floating around the world. If my colleagues are…

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Hands on Data: How to Make Flip Books for Science

November 29, 2013
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With the advent of smartphones and tablets, bringing movies to poster sessions is becoming more common than ever before. Even…

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