Overcoming Instrument Stress

One bad experience with a scientific instrument can make it a stressful experience using it every time afterwards. That summarizes my relationship with a particular microscope in my department. This ¬†transmission electron microscope (TEM) requires a slow, steady and cautious sample input/output procedure. During one training session, I'd been warned that poor handling of the … Continue reading Overcoming Instrument Stress

Digging for information- PhD reading

First things first, you are probably wondering why there's a pug digging into the sand at the beach in this article's feature image. The dog's actions are a metaphor for my PhD reading and the background beach is... just a calm setting that invokes peaceful emotions that counter the other PhD induced existential crisis feelings … Continue reading Digging for information- PhD reading

A little writing motivation- a brief,brief history of scientific publication

I'm doing some writing for a literature review this summer and I know around this time many other science students or researchers are also busy writing away.... so this post is for us all. Here's a brief history on science publishing to give you some perspective on your scientific writing work ahead. 5 January 1665- … Continue reading A little writing motivation- a brief,brief history of scientific publication