Back to School Tips for College & Graduate Students (STEM Edition)

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Back to School Time! Good luck to everyone going back to school or starting a new school this year. I wish you the best. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student this post is for you. My Back to School Tips: 1. Take a look…

My 2nd Blogiversary: My STEM Journey – To be Continued…

Welcome to my 2nd Blogiversary of Mademoiselle Scientist. After two years of blogging here is what I learned: STEM interests generally start early: I have always been excited about all things STEM. At a very young age I knew that I wanted to become a scientist and later get my Ph.D. (This is something I'm…

My Summer Reading List II

Summer is a nice time to read something inspirational. Here are my top picks. My Summer Reading List II: Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO by Fred Cook I Know How She Does it: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam What the Most Successful People Do Before…

The Real Talk about the PhD #PioneerChat Reflection:

After participating in The Real Talk about the Ph.D. #PioneerChat hosted by Dr. Monica F. Cox with guest host, Dr. Fatimah Williams Castro I have some reflections. Since I am prospective Ph.D. student I was looking forward to this discussion because I enjoy hearing people talk about their Ph.D. journeys. To find out more about…

#DearME STEM College Student Edition: What I Would Tell My Younger Self Part II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbqT_ubkT0Y Recently, I came across this #DearME video. The #DearME Initiative is a global Initiative started by YouTube to celebrate International Women's Day (March 8) to empower young girls everywhere. After watching a few #DearME videos I was inspired share my #DearME STEM College Student Edition. It is important to reflect on the past to truly understand…

My Spring Reading List II

Looking for some encouragement? Check out these books below. My Spring Reading List: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome & How to Thrive in Spite of it by Valerie Young Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders by Lindsey Pollak Kiss Your But…

Mademoiselle Scientist/Spotlight on Science: Dr. Monica Cox

In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8) I want to do a double feature to spotlight Dr. Monica Cox as this month's Mademoiselle Scientist and Spotlight on Science. If you want to check out my last double feature check out my feature about MySciCareer and Dr. Amy Freeman to learn…

Spring Cleaning: 5 Quick Tips to Declutter Your Inbox

Inboxes can get easily get out of hand. Let's fix that. Here are 5 tips to get you started: 5 Quick Tips to Declutter Your Inbox: 1. Unsubscribe from unnecessary notifications: This is one of the biggest ways to decrease your daily emails. Unsubscribe from news feeds, social media notifications and any other subscription services…

Spotlight on Science: This Week in Science (#TWIS)

In my last Spotlight on Science Post I talked about MySciCareer as a resource for scientists. Now, I'm back for another resource for scientists. The only podcasts I follow are This Week in Virology (TWIV) and This Week in Global Health (TWiGH). So when I heard about This Week in Science (TWIS) on Twitter I had to…

What Does a Scientist Look Like?/Too Pretty to be a Scientist

A few months ago the Science Mentor told me about a new science blogger, La Cientifica. So I went on over to her blog and came across her post, Please Refrain. In this post she shared some of the crazy comments she gets as a woman in science. Here are some of the comments that stood…