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A few weeks ago, I blogged a self-assessment of my progress towards tenure. It seemed like an apt time to reflect in the hours before my annual review meeting with the department chair(s) and in the months before my packet for reappointment is submitted. Reappointment is the first and only gatekeeping between me and submitting…

I’m off visiting a set of archives for the rest of this week – Karen Tonso and I are trying to cook up a cool research idea (to expand into a manuscript) about engineering and identity in relation to this project. However, my attention was recently drawn to an article by Peg Boyle Single in…

Patchi at My Middle Years has put together a great Scientiae carnival, reflecting (as it were) on Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. It’s great — go give it a good read, and share some link love for Patchi. Thanks, Patchi! And wait until you see who the next Scientiae host is….

Dear student who left a 3 oz. blob of ketchup right where people step out of the stairway and into the hallway, The dozens of people who will have to sidestep your mess this afternoon do not appreciate you and your laziness. There are bathrooms with paper towels 15 m away from the spot where…

The best sort of co-author?

Today I’m working on revisions prior to resubmittal on a manuscript that has been a very long time coming. While I’m busy with the revisions and reference formatting, I offer up this multiple choice question for your discussion. You’ve got a manuscript that you think is ready for submission to a journal. It’s been through…

Reader science newbie poses a great question to me and asks for the collective wisdom of our readers: Dear Sciencewoman, I have been reading & loving you blog for some time now. Thanks! You rock! Ok, I have a question…. I have interviewed for, and been given a verbal offer for my first assistant professor…

I recently got this email from Nikitha Sambamurthy, blogger at Diff-EQ (tweeting here) and undergrad at Purdue who regularly attends my department’s seminar series. Nikitha is looking for some advice, and agreed to let me ask her question to teh blogosphere (below the fold).

A belated happy 4th of July!

Should have posted this yesterday; my excuse is that I’m still on Dutch time. Hope you had a restful 4th with you and yours. It rained all day here, but stopped in time for the fireworks. Of course, my husband and I were watching Casino Royale on TV instead of watching them… does that make…

After the weekend, I’ll be back with a follow up to the post on my progress towards tenure, and I’ll try to address some of the substantive and thought-provoking comments that you all have raised. But, here in the States, it’s already a holiday weekend, and so for today, I’ll punt and take on a…

In January 2008, a reader (Serious Scientist) sent me a query about dealing with inlaws who thought she should give up on her scientific career when her baby arrived. They wanted her to go to a baby shower across the country, without her husband, and she was dreading the trip and the questions and judgements…