Category: science

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 […]

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. […]

Now Presenting: Your Best Research Part 1

Part 1/3 by Sanae Ferreira I’m a detail-oriented person, and I expect many of you are also. You have to be, to some extent, in order to be able to capture the tiniest of differences – which could be very significant – in the fluorescence images you look at, and to catch that wayward cell […]

Now Presenting: Your Best Self

by Sanae Ferreira   This trio of four-letter words, though they seem small, packs a punch: Your Best Self.   They imply a sense of ownership, a worthy evaluation, and an in-depth knowledge of who you are as an individual. All three of these are areas that continually evolve as you do. Graduate school is, […]

Are you Excited for Your Science?

by Daniel Taub Aside from effectively performing your experiments, being able to convey your scientific findings is arguably the most important skill to have in science. After all, if you can’t communicate your findings to the scientific field they essentially don’t exist. However, it is not enough to simply communicate your findings anymore. You should […]