Six (6) Strategies for Success in Graduate School

Horacio de la Iglesia, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Washington (UW) was recently invited to speak to a group of UW graduate school students. Iglesia, provided an informative session on how underrepresented minorities can succeed in graduate school. The discussion covered a variety of topics ranging from what it means to be […] → Continue Reading Six (6) Strategies for Success in Graduate School

Displaying RealTime Tweets at a Conference

Have you ever (or are currently) wondered what is the quickest and easiest way to display a scrolling list of real-time tweets for people to see? At 2011 Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference held in Seattle, Washington, Karine Nahon the Conference Chair was looking to do exactly that, have a screen showing what people we saying about #ir12 […] → Continue Reading Displaying RealTime Tweets at a Conference

Does it Work?: Implementation of the PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam

Life as a PhD student has led me to look at everything I do as a an experiment. Consequently, what used to be simple reflections on a task has transformed in to a semi-structured analysis of events. So after I completed my general exam I retrieved the blog post titled A PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the […] → Continue Reading Does it Work?: Implementation of the PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam

A PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam

A few weeks ago, I was busy reading in preparation for my general competency exam. At the University of Washington, the general exam consists of two parts–written & oral. In the written portion students are (usually) given two weeks to answer three questions. The questions usually ask students to a: demonstrate competency in the area they […] → Continue Reading A PhD Student’s Simple Guide to Taking the General Exam