Finding Mentors + My Top Mentee Tips

In my previous post I shared my insight on the different types of mentors and how they have helped me on my journey as a woman in science. No matter what stage you are in your career you can benefit from having a mentor and being a mentor. Just like many relationships; I have found the…

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…

#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 Top Study Tips

Between preparing for exams, applications and attending conferences this is the time that most people have a booked up calendar. For my students reading I know that midterms are coming up so this post is for you. With the right preparation studying can be a less stressful time. When I was in college we had…

Fall Reading List

Looking to make some changes? This is the reading list for you. Check out below: My Fall Reading List: A PhD is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science by Peter J. Feibelman Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramon y Cajal Define your Brand Imagine Your Future: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark…

The Power Hour

The life of a scientist is pretty busy. Between labs, meetings, conferences, association involvement and personal duties your calendar can look like a game of Tetris. Work is important. Life is important. Finding the balance is key. Many of us understand the struggle and this is where the Power Hour comes in. This is your…