More Than a Student: an Interview with the Science & Policy Exchange VP Member Relations

In this second installment of the More Than a Student interview series, we explored what the Science & Policy Exchange does; what are some perks of getting involved; and how grad students and postdocs can get involved with this student-run nonprofit organization.… Read More More Than a Student: an Interview with the Science & Policy Exchange VP Member Relations

A challenge: can you talk to kids about your research?

I’m working on an application. If this thing pans out I’ll be doing science outreach with kids a few times a year. In addition to the usual “describe your research” and “describe your publications”-type sections one typically finds in applications,  it also included this: “Describe your research as you would to a group of 8-… Read More A challenge: can you talk to kids about your research?

Outreach may not be a useful currency for grad students – but we should do it anyway

About two weeks ago, an email from my advisor turned up in my inbox that said something to the effect of, “Canopy researcher Nalini Nadkarni is coming to McGill to give a talk and hang out with our lab. This is a great opportunity, so please come.” When I pulled out my Top-Secret Graduate Advisor… Read More Outreach may not be a useful currency for grad students – but we should do it anyway