Professional Growth and Development
What follows is a series of existing resources developed over the years and archived here for easy access.
Resources and links:
- "No, You’re Not an Imposter" by Lucas Laursen, Science
- "Yes, Impostor Syndrome Is Real. Here's How to Deal With It" by Abigail Abrams, Time
- "Faking it" by Chris Woolston, Nature
- "Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen" by John Horgan, Scientific American
- "Ten Important Reasons to Include the Humanities in Your Preparation for a Scientific Career" by dalbert, Science
- Higher Grad is an online resource that provides advice on navigating grad school
- "Grad School 101: Navigating the final year of graduate school", PLOS ECR Community
- "Dealing with Conflict", The Scientist magazine
- “Nine Habits of a Highly Productive Researcher” by STEM Cell Technologies
- "Management for beginners: So you're a principal investigator - now what?", The Scientist magazine
- "How to Build a Motivated Research Group]" by Uri Alon, Molecular Cell Forum
- "How to start a lab when funds are tight" by Elie Dolgin, Nature
- “The key to a happy lab life is in the manual” by Mariam Aly, Nature
- "Seven steps towards health and happiness in the lab" by Fernando T. Maestre, Nature
- "Lonely at the top for women scientists]" by Kenneth Macdonald, BBC News
- "28 tips for young women in STEM from everyday hidden figures" by Because of Them We Can blog
- "Advice and Inspiration for Women in Science" by Justine Hausheer, Cool Green Science blog by Nature
- "Career Advice From Amazing Female Scientists and Engineers" by Virginia Backaitis, CMS Wire blog
- "Celebrating Women in Science" by Science
- "Advice to girls from young women scientists" by Share America blog
- "Stereotype Threat in Organizations: an Examination of its Scope, Triggers, and Possible Interventions" by Robertson and Kulik
- "Contending With Stereotype Threat at Work: A model of Long-Term Responses" by Block et al., The Counseling Psychologist
- "From 'Her' problem to 'Our' Problem: Using an Individual Lens Versus a Social-Structural Lens to Understand Gender Inequality in STEM" by Miner et al.
- "Huge peer-review study reveals lack of women and non-Westerners" by Dalmeet Chawla, Nature
- "How female scientists can confront gender bias in the workplace" by Kendall Powell, Nature
- "Labmosphere: a happy lab is a productive lab", a resource promoting "mental health, emotional well-being, and overall life satisfaction in academic science"
- "Tomorrow's Professor" is a blog that provides advice on a variety of topics, including academic careers, teaching, mentorship, professional growth, and research
- "Setting up for successful science in graduate school" by Caitlin Vander Weele on the Inscopix blog
- "The History and Evolution of SMART Goals", achieveit
- "10 Apps That Block Distractions" by Allison Renner, Wall Street Insanity
- Girls Garage is a non-profit design and building program, providing a physical workspace for girls and female-identifying youth aged 9-18.
- "Slowing Down", TED Radio Hour, NPR
- "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" by David Allen
- "Mastering your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond" by Gosling et al.
- "Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty" by Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- "Lab Dynamics: Management and Leadership Skills for Scientists" by Carl Cohen and Suzanne Cohen
- "Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time" by Brian Tracy