Category Archives: Travel

An undergrad primer for attending scientific meetings

Undergraduates can benefit from attending scientific meetings even more if they have a plan. This plan should be focused around what you want to learn. The meeting overall will be broader than your specific interests, so it is good to … Continue reading

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Learning German from Jenny Erpenbeck

Jenny Erpenbeck writes a poetic, clear, and sad German. She reads herself on Audible with a crystalline German that reminds me of a young Mosel wine, or the ring of a toast  from my grandparents’s hundred year old wine glasses. … Continue reading

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What to wear when you go to the National Science Foundation?

You just got chosen for an NSF panel. You’ve read the proposals, submitted your reviews and are flying into DC tomorrow. But there is one last thing. What do you wear? I suppose no one talks about this because after … Continue reading

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Learning in and from the Oxford colleges

Oxford is organized into colleges where, undergraduate education largely takes place. They have tutors who assign projects and meet individually or in small groups with students. Officially, students apply to colleges, not to the University of Oxford. University of Cambridge … Continue reading

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