#ThankYourMentor – National Mentoring Month: My Science Mentoring Story

Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month. Throughout the month we have seen posts, Tweets and stories about the importance of mentoring. This is why The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health started National Mentoring Month back in 2002. National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

#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…

Lessons to my Younger Self: STEM Edition

Happy New Year! After participating in the #BLACKandSTEM major Tweets roll call last week I was inspired to share my top lessons to my younger self. Lesson to my Younger Self (STEM Edition): 1. Don't let your major define you: My advice is to make a list of words that describe what you want to…

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.…