If you’ve ever wondered why “success” is so hard to come by, this blog post is for you. If you’re already as successful as you want to be, then you probably don’t need to keep reading (and congratulate yourself that you’re in the minority of about 1% of all people!).
What is success? That totally depends on you. But if you’re in an academic career, that often means getting a PhD, getting some publications, doing a post-doc, getting some more publications, ...(read more)
We all know that science education has been slipping … along with our society’s general interest in things related to science.
This is really bad, methinks. We need more scientific innovation, not less, to face the challenges of today – energy, hunger, poverty, disease, and all those other nasties.
The question is, how do we do this? One way is to improve our science communication and marketing skills, so that when we encounter members of the general public (like those pesky inlaws ...(read more)
If you’re at the stage in your career that you’re writing grants, then the team that you build will define your success (or failure).
This is a slight but important digression: Getting a grant is all about leverage. The money that a grant brings in allows you to do things that involve other people’s time and energy. Hence you can accomplish far more than you would by yourself. (And if you’re a faculty member, you might be ...(read more)
In her video, “The Risk of Starting a Career in Science,” Zella Zanolli talks about the frustrations of sacrificing everything for her science career, then struggling to find a good science position. This is sadly a common story. Does it mean you should give up on having a science career? As usual, Morgan provides a unique perspective on the question… watch the video to find out, ...(read more)