Mentorship programs help bridge STEM gender gap

By Shawna De La Rosa Taken from https://www.educationdive.com/news/mentorship-programs-help-bridge-stem-gender-gap/552097/ Dive Brief: In the midst of male-dominated fields that can sometimes deter females from entering, mentorship programs are cultivating interest and opening up opportunities to girls in STEM, EdSurge reports. In fact, when it comes to the percentage of girls who understand the relevance of STEM and the possible [...]

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 [...]

Transitioning From a Postdoc to a Tenure-Track Position

By Stephen J. Aguilar May 29, 2018 Taken from https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/05/29/advice-those-hoping-move-postdoc-tenure-track-position-opinion I am a first-generation Mexican-American scholar, and while I am not the first person in my family to attend college, I am the first to earn a four-year degree, a master’s and a Ph.D. In addition, I am also the first postdoc from my program at the [...]

The Not-So-Secret Guide to Dissertating

By Jenny J. Lee Taken from https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Not-So-Secret-Guide-to/242186 As a professor for nearly 15 years, I have advised more doctoral students than I care to count. I’ve had my fair share of national award winners, those who gave up and vanished, and countless students in between. I have referred them to books, manuals, articles, and advice columns [...]