Category Archives: teaching

Why I’m Hopeful

Today, it is easy to be discouraged about the state of the world. On NPR today, I heard about the hunger crisis. Yesterday, I talked to a P.I. at a large research institution in despair about the proposed budget and … Continue reading

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I get it now: Reflections of a seasonal stay at home mom

I used to balk at the prospect of staying at home with my child. My mother in-law has frequently and less than gently suggested and touted the benefits of staying home with her own small children. “I’m a busy body,” … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Teenagers

“So, what do you guy think of this?” I asked my students, using all my effort to bite my tongue and let my students express their own opinions. I was discussing the 2014 decision by Facebook and Apple to subsidize … Continue reading

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Schrodinger’s Gender

Today’s guest blogger is a PhD statistician, mother of two, and thirty-something transgender woman. She works in the medical device industry as an applied statistician, with specialization in the areas of experimental design, statistical process control, product reliability, and bad … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a High School Science Teacher

5:30 AM: First alarm goes off and I hit snooze, hoping to rest for 10 more minutes 5:32 AM: My little lady starts crying to get out of her crib. I try to pretend I’m asleep so my husband will … Continue reading

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Reflections on a teaching postdoc Part 2: the research side, and balance

In addition to my duties as an instructor in my teaching postdoc, I also had research duties that I’d say were fairly typical for a postdoc, although the expectations (from myself and my PI) for speed of productivity were lower than … Continue reading

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Reflections on a teaching postdoc Part 1: the teaching side

I’ve recently finished a position as a teaching postdoctoral fellow at a small liberal arts college. Based on the questions and interest I’ve had from other people, I thought it would be interesting and helpful to reflect on my experience … Continue reading

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