Teaching, a final course, and a holiday in Europe. These are the highlights from my fifth term in grad school.Read More
Graduate School: Applying, Living, Thesising
The Professional Student is a blog about everything grad school from the application process to my experiences living as a grad student, being a parent in grad school, and researching the role of chemistry in the evolution of our universe.
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The Rosetta mission to comet 67P gave us some insights into cosmochemistry, but it also showed we have much to learn in the way of comets. For my final project in Cosmochemistry, I discussed the implications of Rosetta's observations of water, oxygen, and organics in 67P.Read More
Whether for a term paper or an academic journal article, peer review is an important part of the writing process.Read More
There are many ways to reach out to other scientists, from journal articles to social media. Scientific perspectives are a medium somewhere in between.Read More
As an undergraduate, I learned the hard way that I needed to relearn how to read. After reading several scientific journal articles front-to-back, word-by-word, I was bored out of my mind and found that I was unable to recall any of the information (I thought) I had just taken in.
Here's an overview of the mindset you should have when tackling just about any (but specifically scientific) type of journal article.Read More