Different Types of Mentors and My Mentoring Experiences

In my last blog post I shared how self-mentoring and understanding what you need in a mentor is the first step when finding a mentor. One of my first mentors was my aunt who is an electrical engineer and she gave me so much insight on my career. In high school I had a mentor…

Self-Mentoring and Understanding What you Want in a Mentor

Welcome to my preview of my mentoring series. Now that the season is warming up it is a good time to attend social events on campus to network and be a part of the community to scope out potential mentors. Don't be too hard on yourself if you do not find a mentor right away…

Resources for Scientists using MOOCs: Coursera vs Edx.org

If you have been following Mademoiselle Scientist you know that I enjoy learning. Whenever I find a resource I have to share it. My two favorite resources for online learning are Coursera.org and Edx.org. These two Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) sites are perfect if you want to learn something new now. After a few years…

My Reading List:

Here are a few good reads to encourage you this spring. My Reading List: The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger Martin Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to…

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…

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist: Donna Kridelbaugh

In my last Mademoiselle Spotlight, I wrote about The Thesis Whisperer, and for this post, I am featuring Donna Kridelbaugh as this month's Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist. Donna has amazing content for early career researchers and professionals.  Photo Credit: Donna Kridelbaugh Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist: Donna Kridelbaugh: When I started Mademoiselle Scientist I only had a…

My Fall Reading List II

Looking for a book to read this fall with you cup of Earl Grey? Don't know what to read? Here are a few books to check out. My Fall Reading List II: Womenomics by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay Ask for it: How Women can use the Power of Negotiation to get What They Really…

Resources for Scientists: Online Learning Using Edx.org

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses that make learning about different subjects accessible to all. With the internet at your fingertips you can learn a new topic/skill that will help elevate your STEM career. After taking several Coursera.org courses I decided to explore other MOOC sites and I came across Edx.org. Image Credit:…

Mademoiselle Spotlight Feature: The Thesis Whisperer/Dr. Inger Mewburn

As a graduate student, I unofficially started generating ideas and topics for Mademoiselle Scientist and discovered my first higher education blog, The Thesis Whisperer. Photo Credit: TheThesisWhisperer  Mademoiselle Spotlight: The Thesis Whisperer/Dr. Inger Mewburn: Before officially starting Mademoiselle Scientist I reached out to The Thesis Whisperer. She gave me some great feedback and tips to…