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Ten steps to optimizing learning at large conferences
Active conference attendance can make all the difference in how much you learn at a large meeting with a blizzard of overlapping sessions, posters, and eating venues. A few steps before, during and after can help you get the most … Continue reading
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What you really need instead of an elevator pitch
I bet you’re feeling a little guilty whenever someone asks you if you have an elevator pitch, you know, those 30 second or 1 minute talks about what you do that can be given in the time it takes to … Continue reading
Posted in Communication, Talks Tagged audience, elevator pitch, improv, meetings, talks 2 Comments
What can you give others at a scientific meeting?
My undergraduate advisor, Richard Alexander of the University of Michigan once told me that there was nothing I could do better for my career than to give a great talk at a national meeting. Unfortunately, the converse was also true, … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific meetings, Undergraduates Tagged meetings, mentoring, teaching 2 Comments
How to organize a fabulous small meeting
When I see a young scientist talking to one of the grizzled leaders of the field at a meeting I have organized, I hope that the new scientist will discover something valuable from her elder. Likewise, I hope the … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Mentoring, Posters, Presentations and seminars, Scientific meetings Tagged communication, creative interactions, fun, meetings, posters Leave a comment
How to creatively work the room at an NSF meeting
You’ve arrived at NSF, or NIH, or at any kind of small meeting with a job to do. You walk in the door, see the big table and find your name plate. Do you sit down and get to work, … Continue reading
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Feeling scared and guilty because your teacher or boss has asked for a meeting without telling you its subject?
Why when someone above me asks for a meeting without telling me why do I feel scared and guilty? I try to think of what I might have done to offend, but nothing comes to mind. It is a little … Continue reading
Posted in Department politics, Group leadership, Life in a biology department Tagged bosses, fear, meetings, transparency 4 Comments
Curious about the legendary Winter Animal Behavior Conference, WABC, held each year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado?
Imagine skiing on world-class tree trails and well-groomed pistes through Colorado’s legendary powder. Consider afternoons and evenings with intense academic talks and post-talk discussions, perhaps involving exotic cocktails and recently legalized um… relaxants that made some people giggle, perhaps … Continue reading
Posted in behavioral ecology, Scientific meetings Tagged animal behavior, cowbirds, exclusivity, meetings, skiing, Steamboat Springs, WABC Leave a comment
St. Louis Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Haiku
Minnows in water/ indicate old ancestry/ and flowing rivers. Leiopelma frogs/ jumping cannot tuck their legs/ so they belly flop. How many women/ Make scientific meetings fair?/ We need many more. Kudzu from China/ Does American climate/ predict invasion? Burying … Continue reading
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Giddy with the success of our undergrads and their posters
Today our six research undergraduates, Kai, Alicia, Libby, Stephanie, Olivia, and Daniela, presented their research on posters at the Fall Undergraduate Poster Session, scheduled to fall on parent’s weekend. We began planning at the beginning of the semester how they … Continue reading
Posted in Posters, Research, Teaching, The joy of teaching, Undergraduates Tagged meetings, posters, Research, Undergrads, undergraduates Leave a comment