Tag Archive for grad school

Testing to Learn

In honor of the UVa Astronomy grad students who took (and, I have no doubt, passed) their qualifying exams this weekend, a link forwarded around by one of our professors about how taking a test can actually enhance learning.  Believe…

SkepTales, Woo OOO ooo!

(With apologies to Duck Tales.) My recent skeptical confession prompted the bad-ass-ness himself, Phil Plait, to call for people’s skeptical stories on Twitter. The abbreviated format allowed for cleverness, rhyming, and some careful thought about what to say. The response…

Where's Nicole?

I’m still around. Promise! The last few weeks have been super busy with travel, being sick, and work. Coming up in the next few weeks are my thesis committee meeting, a regional conference for my grant, a bellydance workshop, and…

Carnival of Space #88

The SpaceWriter is this week’s host for a great Carnival of Space, with lots of features on manned space flight, past, present, and future. This topic is clearly on everyone’s minds, with a new President in the White House and…