Back to School Tips for College & Graduate Students (STEM Edition)

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Back to School Time! Good luck to everyone going back to school or starting a new school this year. I wish you the best. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student this post is for you. My Back to School Tips: 1. Take a look…

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…

The Real Talk about the PhD #PioneerChat Reflection:

After participating in The Real Talk about the Ph.D. #PioneerChat hosted by Dr. Monica F. Cox with guest host, Dr. Fatimah Williams Castro I have some reflections. Since I am prospective Ph.D. student I was looking forward to this discussion because I enjoy hearing people talk about their Ph.D. journeys. To find out more about…

#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…

Mademoiselle Scientist/Spotlight on Science: Dr. Monica Cox

In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8) I want to do a double feature to spotlight Dr. Monica Cox as this month's Mademoiselle Scientist and Spotlight on Science. If you want to check out my last double feature check out my feature about MySciCareer and Dr. Amy Freeman to learn…

My Informational Interview Tips

Informational interviewing is a new concept to me. After learning about them here are my tips. Udate your myIDpP tool. The myIDP tool is a great resource for scientists to organize their SMART career goals. After updating it you will have a better idea on what to focus on for your informational interviews. My Informational…

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…

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist: Dr. Amy Freeman:

In my last Spotlight on Science post I talked about Dr. Greg Martin. For this Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist post I will like to spotlight Dr. Amy Freeman. Photo Credit: AmyFreeman.net Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist: Dr. Amy Freeman: Dr. Freeman is a writer, speaker, educator and Assistant Dean of Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.…

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…