Category Archives: Fun

Traditions in Academia

Traditions are a part of every culture, from holidays to formalities to how guests are treated.  And of course in academia there are traditions that are unique to countries and continents.  Since I spent several months contemplating going back to graduate school … Continue reading

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Look a Distraction!

Distractions, while not entirely conducive to the whole graduate school thing, they are none the less and essential part of surviving graduate school.  No matter what you think going in, or what your professor tells you, there is virtually no way to … Continue reading

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Return to Grad School: First Weeks Back

While my friend and the other author of this blog is working through the application process for grad school, I am three weeks into my return to grad school.  So far my first weeks back in graduate school have been … Continue reading

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Proverbs for Lab Rats

Wow, the things you find when you procrastinate! I am applying to grad school and in doing so, I was just researching a potential graduate adviser. By researching, I mean I was messing around clicking random links on the research … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word About Research

Tomorrow a half dozen middle school students and I are going to Skype with a teacher who is on a research cruise. The scientists want to help spread marine science literacy and decided to do so by setting up live … Continue reading

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Science for Summer

Recently, I’ve been seeing news about summery science, things like sandcastle building and swimming and the olympics. The collection of topics seemed like it would merit a post. The first article was on building sand castles. If you go to the beach and want to … Continue reading

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The Elements Song!

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