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…

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientists: MySciCareer

Last week I was reading Biochem Belle's blog post, Changing Course, Part 3: Open exploration. This post was a continuation post and she shared how the myIDP tool helped her figure what she wanted to do next in her career. After spending time on the myIDP tool she discovered, MySciCareer.com. Since I never heard MySciCareer I…

Being a #BLACKandSTEM Woman Twitter Chat Reflection

Every Thursday #BLACKandSTEM has Twitter chats on various topics. On Thursday, October 30, I participated in their discussion about being a Black Woman in STEM. In case you missed the Twitter chat click here to find out more information. Let's get started with my reflection: As a double minority, I get the looks and the comments.…

Spotlight on Science: Global Health with Dr. Greg Martin #TWiGH

Photo Credit: Dr. Greg Martin Since I am a toxicologist who is interested in vaccine development I started taking courses on Coursera.org to learn more. In my first Spotlight on Science post I talked about Dr. Vincent Racaniello and how his two virology courses helped me learn more about virology and vaccines. Similarly, Dr. Greg Martin…

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…

Spotlight on Science: Dr. Vincent Racaniello, This Week in Virology (TWIV)

Photo Credit: Columbia University In my 1st Blogiversary post I shared some of the things you can expect from Mademoiselle Scientist. Just like I have my Mademoiselle Scientist Spotlight posts I decided to start September with a new series, called Spotlight on Science. This series will feature scientists, programs, podcasts and any other resources that…

Career Exit Strategy Reflection of the #ECRChat hosted by Science Mentor

If you are new to Mademoiselle Scientist, welcome. I am a toxicologist and have many interests. Currently, I am science writer and communicator. I am exploring career options of vaccine development research, science communication and STEM education. Very different STEM pathways, but very interesting to me. Recently, I participated in a Twitter Chat #ECRChat: How…

My Summer Reading List

It's time for my summer reading list. Check out these books that will inspire you to make an impact in society. My Summer Reading List: America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great by Dr. Ben Carson How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston…

My Spring Reading List

For the most part, I have been enjoying reading Malcolm Gladwell's books. I read Outliers and I had to pick up the rest of his books. Here is My Spring Reading List: Rising Plague: The Global Threat from deadly bacteria and our dwindling arsenal to fight them by Brad Spellberg, MD Lean In: Women, Work,…