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Should you ask that question? Thoughts from NSF
I’m at the Advisory Committee for the Biology Directorate of the National Science Foundation. We have just had a powerful talk by Jim Olds Assistant Director of Biological Sciences on biology generally. (Assistant Director is Director as far as I … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific meetings Tagged dialogue, information, power, questions, status Leave a comment
Don’t say “that’s a good question” after your seminar!
A good presentation will have questions afterwards. All too often, the speaker answers by saying “That is a great question,” or something like that. It may seem like you are congratulating the brave questioner for their brilliance, so you may … Continue reading
Follow up and new topic questions after seminars
Few things are as deflating as pouring your soul into a talk, then having no questions at the end as your audience scrambles to escape. At some level, it might be your fault. Perhaps you left too little time for … Continue reading
Posted in Seminars Tagged Lawrence M. Krauss, philosophy, questions, seminar, talks 1 Comment
Do you have your list of things you are interested in?
One of the things my creativity course emphasizes is paying attention to other people and what they are thinking about, or what they might think about various ideas. One person that is worth paying attention to is Cin-Ty Lee. He … Continue reading
Posted in Managing an academic career, New ideas Tagged annual review, Biology, creativity, evolution, geology, ideas, important, interesting, problems, questions 4 Comments
Asking the right questions
We professors are creative a lot less of the time than we might think we are. We must drive the education scholars crazy because we so often teach in the same old tired ways of 500 years ago, despite strong … Continue reading
Posted in New ideas Tagged Active learning, Andy Burnett, creativity, ideas, innovation, lunch, questions, Research, teaching 1 Comment