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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
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
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
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
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
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
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