Category Archives: Grad School

Curiosity…

No, not the Mars rover.  Though the Curiosity rover is a brilliant example of the result of the pure curiosity that drives so many.  Curiosity, that drive to understand the unknown and  unseen.  From wind, rain, and thunder to what … Continue reading

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The Politicizing of Science

Science has always been ruled by facts, the facts and evidence of any question or hypothesis has always been held above all else.  This has always been the great equalizer in science; where a Nobel Laureate can be proven wrong by an undergraduate … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Fence

The whole graduate school thing can be very tough some times, as a few of us know.  It is in those times that I find myself wondering whether my friends that chose to be done with school at the bachelors … Continue reading

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Buckyball Inspiration

Buckyballs or C60 or Buckminsterfullerene has become an very hot topic in the chemistry and material science worlds in the past 20 years or so.  Buckballs are being used in physics, Supramolecular chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and engineering.  And for … Continue reading

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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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When Scientists Pack Their Bags for Wall Street

While researching grad school and career options, I came cross a few articles on the surprisingly high number of graduated scientists that go to careers in finance after they receive their PhDs. The newly graduated scientists have the math skills, the drive, and the determination … 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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