Improving a skill sometimes feels like trying to master a game where the pieces and rules keep changing. You start with a hand full of cards and place your bet, but someone rolls a die, the next [...]
Almost all scientists have to cope with failure at some point. Despite the pain of every failed experiment and rejection, we somehow move forward. I have been thinking about this since my first [...]
January’s unofficial mantra is, “New Year, New Me.” Whether you are for or against trendy resolutions, the spirit of self-improvement can be mobilizing. As spring nears and new teaching [...]
- Dig Deeper – Using the PhD to Advance Profitable Skills[…] the tools you’ve identified is to...
As I write this month’s post, I am eagerly en route to The Maasai Mara National Reserve. This natural game reserve at the south-western end of Kenya is contiguous with the Serengeti in Tanzania, [...]
One year into my Ph.D., I began spending my Saturdays alongside twenty remarkable high school students at the Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS). This community biolab in Baltimore [...]
- Path Paving - Deciding the Right Time to Pursue Something New[…] just submitted my last application ...