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Keynote presentation presented by Mikki Hebl at the 2010 NSF ADVANCE Workshop: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position, A Workshop for Underrepresented PhDs and Postdocs in Science, Engineering and Psychology September 19-21, 2010

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Postdocs (427)

Undergraduate Research (24)

Suggested reading

Silvia, P. (2007). How to Write a lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. American Psychological Association

Darley, J. M., Zanna, M. P.,&Roediger III, H. L. (2003). The compleat academic: A career guide. 2 nd edition. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Psyc 660: Professional Development - “survival skills” are discussed, including the ability to communicate effectively, to find and keep a job, to secure funding, publish, teach, and behave responsibly.

 a cartoon of two people with the caption I've tried to be passionate about my career, but my career just wants to be good friends underneath.

Why i love my job in academia

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  • Inquiry
  • Mentoring Students
  • Bright Colleagues
  • Beautiful Workplace
  • Eventual Job Security
  • Absence of Monotonity
  • Flexibility

Top two reasons that other people love academia

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Vacations

Summer

Will you also love academia?

  • What are your fears and concerns about this career?
  • Please indicate on the note cards 2-3 things that you fear about a career in academia.

Potential fears

  • Getting a Job; Getting the “Right” Job
  • “Publish or Perish” Pressures; Grants
  • Tenure Pressures; Ambiguities
  • New Ideas; Null Effects
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Deciding if/when to Have Children
  • Tokenism, Discrimination, Lack of Female Role Models

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a woman holding her head
a woman holding her head

What do women scientists say about fear?

a woman holding an antique compass
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

“[W]e must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed. “
“The world cannot afford the loss of the talents of half its people if we are to solve the many problems that beset us.”

- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921 - ) U.S. Medical Physicist 2nd woman to win Nobel Prize in Medicine, ‘77

Marie Curie

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

- Marie Curie (1867-1934) Polish-French chemist Won Nobel Prize twice

Barbara McClintock

“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off. . . no matter what they say.”

- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) U.S. Scientist Discovered “Jumping genes” Nobel Prize winner ‘83

Grace Murray Hopper
Grace Murray Hopper in uniform

“A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.”

Grace Murray Hopper 1906-1992 U.S. Military Leader Mathematician Educator Co-inventor of COBOL language Coined the term computer “bug”

Maria Mitchell

“When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.”

Maria Mitchell 1818-1889 U.S. Astronomer, Educator Discovered a comet in 1847 1st woman elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ellen Swallow Richards

They are so afraid we shall break down, and you know the reputation of the college is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without injuring their health.

Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) First woman to earn a B.A. in chemistry.

Rachel Carson

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) U.S. Biologist

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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