Month: January 2016

Why I decided to STEPUP

(Join BU’s new Science and TEchnology in PUblic Policy group!) When life after my PhD started to become a reality, I decided to explore careers away from the bench. “Science policy” kept surfacing to the top of my career surveys and internet searches. It was an appealing phrase—I like science (obviously!) and I’m interested in […]

Making the most of your time at BU

by Lauren Mangano As graduate students and post-docs, we tend to think that our only skills are lab techniques. We soon realize that all future careers, whether we want to stay in research or not, require skills that we seem to lack. How can we possibly develop these skills, when we need to be laser-focused on […]

Professional Development : Education meets Research in the Teaching as Research Fellowship

by Sanae Ferreira As a graduate or postdoctoral trainee, there are a number of types of opportunities for professional development. One which some of you may have experienced is assisting in some way with teaching a course or a discussion or laboratory section. We are scientists, learners, and teachers. We are passionate, inquisitive, and diverse. […]