What should I do if I disagree with an editor's decision?

The reality of being a scientist is that not all papers are going to be accepted. However, there are times when one may not completely agree as to why a paper got rejected. A recent post by Jerry Fagerberg at CellPress discusses how to start a conversation with editors about their decision. What should I [...]

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Science needs mentors

Taken from https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02617-1 Materials scientist Mildred Dresselhaus supervised more than 60 PhD students in five decades on the MIT faculty.Credit: Micheline Pelletier/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Maria Mitchell, the first woman to become a professional astronomer in the United States, was one; so was materials scientist Mildred Dresselhaus, the ‘Queen of carbon science’. In common with many scientists, they [...]

Science needs mentors

Taken from https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02617-1 Materials scientist Mildred Dresselhaus supervised more than 60 PhD students in five decades on the MIT faculty.Credit: Micheline Pelletier/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Maria Mitchell, the first woman to become a professional astronomer in the United States, was one; so was materials scientist Mildred Dresselhaus, the ‘Queen of carbon science’. In common with many scientists, they [...]

How to grow your STEM career when you're the only woman in the room

By Jennifer Folsom Taken from https://www.nbcnews.com/know-your-value/feature/how-grow-your-stem-career-when-you-re-only-woman-ncna1048371 In my day job, I’m the chief of corporate development at Summit Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based data analytics and quantitative consulting firm. We’re about as STEM as you get. We hire statisticians, coders, programmers, economists and data scientists. Women have consistently been underrepresented in STEM degrees and careers. According to [...]