Tag: grad school

Travelogues, part 4: Expanding PAPER

Welcome to my series of posts about my research trip to South Africa in June/July! See also parts one and two and three… (As usual, all writing on this blog is solely my opinion and does not reflect the attitudes…

The Art of Being a Scientist

I’ve had “The Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and their Mentors” sitting on my desk for some time now. It looks to be a fascinating and useful read, however, I was deathly afraid that I…

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…

Conference Travel: URSI Day 3

I have written about some interesting highlights from the annual National Radio Sciences Meeting of URSI in Boulder, CO, and would like to finish that off with a topic near and dear to my brain: radio astronomy through the ionosphere.…

Fluffy Galaxy with Surprise Center

The American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle is in full swing, so the astronomy news is going to be flying this week! One of the first press releases is one I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. Several UVa and…

For all the grad students…

Especially for those in science. It’s OKAY to feel stupid! In fact, it’s required. The following is part of an essay that was published in May 2008 in the Journal of Cell Science, and it’s a must read for grad…