Women in STEM are at a disadvantage at every stage of the academic pipeline and in almost every facet of their careers. Graduate student Veronica Busa reflects on how these statistics motivate her to focus her efforts.
Adapting to her new environment in grad school has not only required Riley Bannon to learn new things, but also unlearn the way she thought about education and success.
April is Financial Literacy Month! Contrary to popular belief, there is no income requirement to set financial goals. Graduate student Taylor Evans shares two ways she has improved her financial literacy to reach her financial goals with her stipend.
Graduate school recruitment is never stress-free. But it can be made easier by focusing on the things that matter and not dwelling on the rest.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a graduate student in possession of a stipend must be in want of free food. It is this fact that the Graduate Student Association (GSA) uses to draw students to their multitude of events, but there is more to the GSA than you may expect.
Picking a thesis lab can be a daunting task. To increase the likelihood of a positive Ph.D. experience, most programs require students to test the water through rotations. I can’t speak to the structure of other programs, but in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine program, we have a class dedicated to professors and their research. […]
Nearly two months ago, I concluded my fourth Ph.D. lab rotation. Rotations are important components of Ph.D. training. During each rotation, a new student spends eight to 12 weeks working in a lab, getting a sense of the science pursued there, the types of questions asked and the overall culture. After completing three or more […]
“Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection…” (National Labor Relations Act of 19351). In the United States, there are currently […]
Soon, there will be an exciting and different twist on the traditional Ph.D. training environment: XDBio — the Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences.
As a college student, I had set my sights on making a difference in the research world. I was ecstatic when I was accepted to Johns Hopkins to pursue my graduate degree. However, starting graduate school was difficult for me. I felt constantly behind everyone around me, and it was clear that I was slowly […]