A couple of links about things that have turned up in my email recently:

– As a follow-on to yesterday’s post about grad school, I got an email a little while ago about Graduate Junction, a social networking/ career building site aimed at graduate students. I’m coming up on ten years of being out of their demographic, but it looks kind of cool. If you’re a grad student, you might check it out.

– The Union of Concerned Scientists is running a cartoon contest for the best editorial cartoon about the politicization of science. They’ve selected a dozen finalists, and now want your vote as to which is the Best. They’re all pretty darn good– go check them out, and cast a vote.

Comments

  1. #1 CCPhysicist
    July 12, 2008

    Extremely valuable, but don’t ever forget, when you network of researchers who share your research interests, that every one of them is a competitor for the job you want at that R1 university. Remember the 10:1 odds for those jobs.
    http://doctorpion.blogspot.com/2007/07/physics-jobs-part-2.html

    Intellectual theft is always something to watch out for, whether from an equal or from a senior researcher. Particularly the latter, in my experience, but always watch what you share in any forum.

  2. #2 Kea
    July 12, 2008

    Let’s see: delete the ones with male only scientists (ie. all the ones with people) and the ones that are too U.S. centric. Hmmm. That doesn’t leave too many options.

  3. #3 Chad Orzel
    July 12, 2008

    Let’s see: delete the ones with male only scientists (ie. all the ones with people) and the ones that are too U.S. centric. Hmmm. That doesn’t leave too many options.

    The Union of Concerned Scientists is a US organization, and the contest was started in response to the Bush administration’s interference in the research of US government scientists.

    I’m not sure I see what “too US centric” means in this context.

  4. #4 Becca
    July 13, 2008

    Actually I was suprised at how alike the cartoons seemed this year- I remember more variety in past years.

    So I wasn’t disappointed by them being “too US centric” but definitely by them being “too homogenous”.

  5. #5 Kea
    July 13, 2008

    Well, I think that even given the U.S. context, the winner should be universally funny.

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