Data Use, Technology, and Educational Leadership
These tips speak to me not just as a former grad student, but also as a junior faculty member. Keep fighting the good fight!
Continuing the “How to be a good scientist” series of posts that I have been doing here lately, I wanted to call your attention to this excellent piece written by Indira Raman (of my former institution, Northwestern University): “How to Be a Graduate Advisee”. I recommend all scientists read it, regardless of what stage they’re at in their career, because much of its advice applies to doing science in general.
Here are my reactions to a few points that I particularly appreciated:
“The science you are doing is the real thing. Although many students do not immediately realize it, graduate study is not a lab course, not a summer experience, not an exercise for personal enrichment.You are a real, practicing scientist, albeit a trainee, from day one”.
It is important for a young scientist to feel part of a larger community. At my graduate institution, a small but meaningful…
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