About Small Pond

This site is about how scientists research, teach and mentor in all kinds of academic institutions, including teaching-centered universities.

It’s often said that research and teaching are compatible. It’s funny how often people repeat that notion, as if they’re trying to convince themselves of something. We honestly don’t know how compatible they are, but we prioritize both of them.

Terry McGlynn is the Editor-In-Chief, and Amy Parachnowitsch and Catherine Scott are Contributing Editors.

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3 thoughts on “About Small Pond

  1. That sounds wonderful! The drawback, though, is that one of my main loves for the pressure cooker is that it’s fast. I don’t even have my act together enough to soak my beans in advance, much less put a whole meal in a contraption half a day in advance. If I were more wise, I would put steel-milled oats in a slow cooker with some nuts and dried fruit every night before I went to bed. But, sleepiness wins.

  2. Brooke, you might want to check out the subject of this blog a little more carefully, as it’s about scientists doing all kinds of research in universities. the “Small Pond” refers to the metaphor that small teaching campuses are small ponds compared to large research universities. There are a variety of agencies that help provide small grants to schools to improve wildlife – check out your local chapters of the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, and so on. Most of these aren’t from national organizations, so I can’t help you out from California. Good luck!

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