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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
Posted in Posters, Presentations and seminars, Scientific meetings, Travel, Undergraduates Tagged Meeting, posters, talking to strangers Leave a comment
The power of explaining someone else’s idea
In our short evening class we like to have time to think, time to write, time to talk, and time to share. When these go together well, it is transformative. Last week in the last class before spring break, we … Continue reading
Posted in Communication, Posters, Presentations and seminars, Uncategorized Tagged class, communication, explaining, posters 1 Comment
Teaching effectively and efficiently: abstract writing
Are you happy with how you teach writing? Do you have a trick? The only tricks I have are to give good examples and to have students write a lot. Beth Fisher at a Wash U writing workshop convinced me … Continue reading
Posted in Teaching, Writing Tagged abstracts, Active learning, posters, teaching, writing 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
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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
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Poster session blues
Did I miss your poster? Were there hundreds of posters crammed into narrow aisles? Was the poster session only two hours long? Did I find plenty of people to talk to who did not have posters? Sometimes I like to … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific meetings Tagged crowds, posters, presentations, scientific meeting 1 Comment
Did you go to the undergraduate poster session at your university?
Yesterday was the spring poster session by Wash U undergrads. There were about 180 posters. Apparently they were organized according to submission date, so literature could be next to physics or biology. At first that baffled me, but then I … Continue reading
Undergrads in the lab!
Undergraduates bring joy to research. They are new, they are fresh, and they are easily amazed. They work well in teams. They are also much more likely to break the centrifuge, contaminate the bench, mislabel the samples, or even start … Continue reading
Stay for the whole meeting, skip some of the talks
Sometimes it seems like there is this game at meetings where people show how important they are by how little time they can stay. They just dash in, give their talks, then dash out. Don’t do this. Meetings are not … Continue reading
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Have a goal at a scientific meeting
Meetings are like village feasts. There are so many amazing people to talk to. All those authors and researchers are right there. They wrote the papers you read carefully, studied, absorbed, used to transform your thinking. Whom should you talk … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific meetings Tagged birds, ideas, meetings, phylogenetics, posters, talks 2 Comments