Tag Archives: teamwork

How to increase research creativity: work differently!

Isn’t it too bad there isn’t a simple formula for having the best ideas? Isn’t it too bad you can’t easily find the best thing to study, something easy, fun, high impact, and easily published in PNAS? It may seem … Continue reading

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Meaningful undergraduate research

Undergrads brighten up the lab with their happy enthusiasm and growing discovery of the joy of research. Our job is to guide them in   meaningful projects where they discover something new by engaging in the full process of research. I … Continue reading

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Some tips for an effective faculty retreat

  We went to a duck hunting lodge for the first faculty retreat I ever attended. I don’t remember much about it, except that one faculty member had to have milk and cookies before bedtime. The rest of us drank … Continue reading

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Give a state of the lab address!

What did you do last year? What are you going to do this year? Where does your work fit in with the rest of the lab group? A great way to find out without missing anything is to give a … Continue reading

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