Spring Refresh: Updating your IDP Tool & Goals

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your goals and update your IDP tool. Recently I attended the Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan workshop hosted by The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and learned some great tips. Next month, they are having a follow-up workshop called, I Completed…

Superwoman: Achieving Work-Life Balance

As many women agree, society can put pressure to do it all - to be a superwoman. Sometimes we might want to do it all, but then there are times we cannot. That is okay because we are human and we all need balance. Whether it is a "yes" or a "no", establishing boundaries, knowing…

10 Gift Ideas for Scientists II:

Looking for a science gift idea? What do you give to the scientist or engineer that seems to have it all? Will they like it? Will it be cool enough? You will find a gift here for every scientist on your list with a great mix of quirky and practical. 10 Gift Ideas for Scientists…

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…

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…

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…

How to Have Fun Networking During Holiday Parties:

'Tis the season! Between decorations, good food and holiday parties this is the season to have some fun. You can count on Holiday parties from now until January (maybe even February depending on where you live). Relieve the stress from the fall and welcome winter with the fun festivities of holiday parties. Plus it's a…

The Power Nap

Tired or stressed? Recharge your batteries with a Power Nap. I like to take my Power Nap after my Power Hour depending on my schedule that day. Power Naps are amazing because it's just enough time to relax without falling into a deep sleep. How to take The Power Nap: 1. Set a timer: A…

Mademoiselle Scientist Turns 1 Year Old: My 1st Blogiversary

Today Mademoiselle Scientist turns 1 Year Old. It's my blogiversary! I cannot believe that a year ago today I published my first post. I started Mademoiselle Scientist as a way to support the next generation of scientists and to share my journey as a woman in STEM. Now, that I have had Mademoiselle Scientist for…

Recharging After Your Vacation

A month ago I wrote a post about How to make the most of your summer vacation. Recharging after your vacation is just as important as taking your vacation. Here are My Tips to Recharge After Vacation: 1. Read an Inspirational Book(s): One of my favorite hobbies is reading. During my break I relaxed and…