This book chapter by Dan Janzen on tropical food webs may have one of the best opening sentences in the history of scientific writing. pic.twitter.com/59kbW8VgKv
— Emilio M. Bruna (@BrunaLab) October 26, 2018
This thread is a spectacular guide to doing graduate school admissions right. (This is a long thread of tweets – click on the tweet itself to open the thread):
Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game. This analogy can be applied to education and the failure of traditional metrics of success. How can we be creative and find undervalued talent?
— itati ‘the C stands for carbon’ VCS (@itatiVCS) November 5, 2018
I wish they had Yelp for PhD programs except instead of rating how prestigious they were we rated them on how well they cultivated the potential of first generation college students of color.
— anthony c. ocampo, ph.d 🇵🇭🏳️🌈 (@anthonyocampo) November 6, 2018
I thought this story was hilarious:
Gather round, Gentle Readers. It is time I tell the story of the worst decision I ever made in an office. Some of you have heard this. Some have not. Whatever you do in your office today, this week, the rest of this year, you can console yourself by recalling this tale.
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) November 7, 2018
A thread for those on the job market, especially women:
If you would ever like advice on negotiating a raise, promotion, or compensation for a new job, I am happy to help. Optional consulting fee: Buy me a drink sometime. Real consulting fee: Pay it forward when you can. Ahem, a thread.
— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) April 1, 2018
Blacked-out poster at #SfN2018 from @neuronewy lab, submitted because the author was prevented from coming to the USA. The travel ban is an awful policy, and brutally unfair to the people affected, especially trainees. Glad this poster was here as a reminder. pic.twitter.com/oPWJ49svGC
— Fergil Mills (@fergilmills) November 4, 2018
A thread for anybody who thinks the GRE has value for our scientific community:
Thread that I hope you'll read: My GRE started at 1pm today. #GRExit
— Megan Lynch (@may_gun) November 8, 2018
Recently I spoke to my professor about the prospect of graduate school and my concerns about my lack of research experience. He essentially told me that it was too late to gain the experience needed to be considered. This post sums up the issues I have with that. https://t.co/8Hn7iuD8LM
— Ensatina Gina, Salamander Commander (@GinaLucas0_o) October 23, 2018
I’m at a university event where all the higher-ups got put on the spot and asked to give a 2 minute talk on how they got into their positions. Career journey stuff. How they became a leader.
Dude just stands up and says “I’m a bloke.”
What a way to bloody own it
— Dr Emma Beckett (@synapse101) November 7, 2018
— davidkelliher (@davidkelliher) November 8, 2018