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Beyond the Bench: STEMulating Career Conversations

Dec 26, 2018

January is National Mentoring Month and mentoring expert Dr. Beronda Montgomery shares thoughts on mentoring from her two unique perspectives:  a principal/primary investigator (PI) and a biologist who shares 'life lessons from plants".

We discuss:

--the importance of delineating the role of the PI into mentor and...


Dec 19, 2018

Tis the season for giving, and that includes making sure that you gift yourself something too. If you don't invest in yourself, you can't expect anyone else to do so.  How do you determine the best gift for you this year?  It's simple, but will require you to reflect on some things. 


Dec 12, 2018

In this hot topic I share a few thoughts on a paper  published in the December 10, 2018 Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences entitled the Changing Demographics of scientific career:  The rise of the temporary workforce. 

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Dec 5, 2018

It all began by pursuing a job posting on a bulletin board during his postdoc. Now, a little over 10 years later, he is the Senior Vice President of Science and Education at The Franklin Institute, one of the oldest and premier centers of science in the country. 

Whether you are a student, postdoc or professional, this...


Nov 28, 2018

What career would you have if there were no self-imposed constraints on what you could do or be?  Dr. James Tarver challenges us in this week's conversation to be open minded and open to opportunities.