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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…