Career Paths

ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Deadlines? We have plenty of ‘em.

Facing deadlines and having to meet them starts early in life – mostly in school and mostly not that difficult to deal with because they are pretty ordinary. Besides, you and all your buddies are dealing with pretty much the same ones. No problems for years. Go to class, do the assignments, study ...


xiaolidu

Xiaoli
Du

Pink Ribbon Bow in Marketing

Did you ever see a pink ribbon bow design on a T-shirt, stickers on the back of a car or on a pink balloon? Did you feel overwhelmed by this pink bow? Do you know what the pink bow stands for? Yes, it represents breast cancer awareness. Today, I am going to talk about the story of pink ribbon bow.


CCrumble

Christine
Crumbley

The PostDoc Search

After gathering pieces of advice from various people over the last several weeks, I’ve finally started emailing faculty members. I updated my CV, and then wrote a two-page summary of my research experience that explains my contributions to the publications listed on my CV. I also checked with seve...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

The Hot Word Today

Information seems to be the hot word today. It’s one of those slippery concepts that exists in a somewhat definable way in mathematics and science – particularly in information theory – but it is a hot item with or without a precise way to define it. Just look at finance, media, or a zillion o...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

The PhD Comics Movie

I was excited to receive a personal invitation to attend the premiere screening of the first live action film based on PhD Comics!  They had spotted this very blog and thought I would be interested in the film and also letting everyone know about it.  


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Having a little bit of fun

This posting is about having a little bit of fun – but serious “fun” – in neuroscience. The reason it is fun is because we get to use the pop song “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor (featured in Rocky III) as a stimulus set for experiments in neuroscience. 


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

The Deaths of Two Important Pioneers: Lessons to Learn

The week beginning from the 30th September 2011 has been a sad one in the worlds of science and technology.  The passing of Ralph Steinman and Steve Jobs, both pioneers in their own fields, have brought a few things into perspective.  Strangely both men succumbed to the same disease – pa...


ruijia2005

Ray
Wang

The Project Killer

When I was in grad school, in a well funded research center, I never thought about what could kill a project. Every project last for 2-3 years, or even more. I stayed in the same DOE project throughout my whole grad school career. However, when I came to an industrial/business job, I saw all kinds o...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Breast Cancer: The Empress of All Maladies

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I felt totally immersed in a paper storm, an overload of information on the topic.  Making my immersion even deeper, while preparing two breast cancer talks, I was also in the thrall of  an amazing book,  “The Emperor of All Maladies: &...


nafisher

Nathan
Fisher

My Tie is my Combat Patch

I don't particularly like ties in their own right.  They're uncomfortable.  Ties aren't required by my employer and not many of my colleagues wear them regularly.  Still, I wear a tie every day, even on “casual Friday.”