How to: be a great scientist

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Being a scientist is hard. Being a great scientist is even harder. And rare. What does it take to be a great scientist? Unfortunately, this isn't something taught in graduate school. Instead, the focus is often on experiments, classes, exams, teaching, grading, experiments, more experiments, publishing, defending, and hopefully graduating. So then how does a scientist know how to be a star? Read More...

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How to: give a great talk

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You were just invited to give a talk. Congratulations! Why did they pick you? No, really; why did they pick you over someone else? It was probably because you have something interesting to say. So be interesting. Don't make the person who invited you regret it. Don't be the reason your audience fell asleep -- they were nice enough to attend in the first place. And be memorable. Give a great talk and people will remember it [Nobel laureate Liz Blackburn said this too], and they just might invite you back. And maybe next time, the invitation will be to talk in a far-away, exotic location. But even if it's not, please learn how to give a good talk. Read More...

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