About the importance of student mentoring 👩🎓
I feel very strongly about my mentoring role. Throughout my own career development, from undergrad to grad to post-grad, I experienced some bullshit behavior from supervisors. And sadly, most of us do. This needs to stop and in my lab it will stop with me.
Are undergrads slower? Yes, but so am I at some days.
Yes, undergrads will make mistakes - but so do I.
Yes, they are time consuming but if you are not willing to invest this time, just 👏don't 👏 take 👏 on 👏 students 👏 .
The way we teach, mentor and convey scientific concepts, will foster the scientific community we all live and work in. 🔬
Research is competetive and we all chase after the next publication and the ever-dwindling grant money - which is a subject for a whole other post. Fierce competition is fine, the cutthroat side of science, however, is not. 🚫
The change we want to see in our community starts with us. And in this case, with me and my undergrads 👩🔬
In just a few months, you'll see my name change across my social media platforms. I'm getting married and this is the name I'll be writing under. Although taking a new name after marriage has historically been affiliated with a woman's erasure and subordination, I believe it can be transformed into an act of feminism and empowerment. I'm excited about my new name, I'm proud of my partner, and I'm thrilled about this next step in my life. And hey, I think it has a nice ring to it!
Meet Ann Marie | Software Engineer
I‘m from Germany and I did not go to a university to study programming. In Germany we can do apprenticeships, as I am doing at the moment.
Because of my school career, I accidentally came to programming. In the technical college (in Germany it is something like high school) we had to do an annual internship. My focus was IT and learned programming for the first time. I am currently in my third year as a programming engineer apprentice and will finish my degree in June. I often hear sentences like: "oh you don't look like a typical programmer", "I didn't think you could do it". I may look like a typical girl and I am interested a lot in make-up, hair, fashion and sports. But that doesn't mean that I can't be interested in technology too.
Programming is not always easy, but that's why I like it so interesting! Our whole world works like this. Everything we see has been programmed by someone at some point: computer programs, smartphone apps, video games or the internet (that's just a small part). All of these things are programmed and I find it incredibly exciting how it works and I would also like to contribute to it. I want to develop applications to simplify processes. I was never good at math, so it often took me longer to understand something. But if you have a goal, hold on to it and never let it get you down. You could fall 100 times, it is important that you get up again. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. If you are interested in it, go ahead. Be patient and never ever give up!
Who else talks with their hands?✌🏾⠀
I picture is worth a thousand words. For this e-poster @ #AAASmtg , I had only 4 mins to convey my goals, findings, and relevance to the field. Using hand gestures to present helps me connect with the audience and convey my message faster and effectively. This is not only in science but life in general! Do you also use your hands to communicate? 🙋🏾♀️ ⠀
¿Quién más habla con las manos? ✌🏾⠀
Una imagen vale más que mil palabras. Para este póster electrónico en #AAASmtg , solo tenía 4 minutos para transmitir mi objetivo, resultados y relevancia. Hablar con las manos me ayuda a conectarme con la audiencia y transmitir mi mensaje de manera rápida y efectiva. ¡Esto no es solo en la ciencia sino en la vida en general! ¿También usas tus manos para comunicarte? 🙋🏾♀️⠀
A Quantitative Genetic Interaction Map of HIV Infection.
Scientists developed a platform for quantitative genetic interaction mapping using viral infectivity as a functional readout and constructed a viral host-dependency epistasis map (vE-MAP) of 356 human genes linked to HIV function, comprising >63,000 pairwise genetic perturbations. The vE-MAP provides an expansive view of the genetic dependencies underlying HIV infection and can be used to identify drug targets and study viral mutations.
Gordon et al., 2020 #genetics#hiv#hivinfection#scientist#science#research#researcher#biology#biologist#virus#viral#drug#mutation#laboratory#lab#aids
Full body shot of Tannis! I'm really proud of the thigh panels and spats, even though they don't show up in photos much, and probably get overlooked for the most part lol.
Overall this was a fun project and I love how it came out. I don't know when I'll wear her again, but she's definitely staying in my potential lineup for the foreseeable future 😊
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WE®👊🏽 JAMES EDWARD MACEO WEST
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African-American inventor who developed the mic in the 1960s; holds 47 U.S. and more than 200 foreign patents on microphones and techniques for making polymer foil-electrets.🎙️
"Physics is a good framework for thinking. Boil Things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there"
~ ELON MUSK
If you want to learn more about the Universe and the Cosmos and the science behind it, we recommend you to read @madhursorout 's "ASTROPHYSICS SIMPLIFIED : A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE".
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Do you know a current undergraduate or a senior graduating in spring 2020, who shows an interest in technology transfer? (i.e. the patent process, patent portfolio management, technology marketing, licensing, business development, entrepreneurship, and/or research-based startup companies).
BTI is accepting applications for the 2020 Tech Transfer Internship until March 15th. Letters of recommendations are also due March 15th.
Please share with anyone you know who might be interested! Preference will be given to students studying life sciences.
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I was born September 6, 1766, I’m an English Chemist, Physicist, & Meteorologist. My nationality is English & British. I was born in Eaglesfield, United Kingdom. I’m known for my atomic theory, law of multiple proportions, & color blindness. I have earned the Royal Medal before for my development in the atomic theory. #johndalton#atomic#theory#medal#chemist#scientist
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SN 1993J, a Supernova. The explosion happened in M81, a galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major, about 11 million light-years away.First detected in 1993, the explosion was the nearest known example of a Type IIb supernova.SN 1993J, and all Type IIb supernovae, are unusual because they do not have a large amount of hydrogen present in the explosion. 🔭
Sorry I’ve been so quiet recently! I’ve been so busy with lots of admin type things... though I’m very excited to get back to some research tomorrow! For now though I’m just dreaming of some clear skies ⭐️