I have a son who's currently a first year physics student. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find those links interesting or useful as well. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
By necessity and circumstance, the items I've chosen will be influenced by my son's choice of major and my own interest in the usefulness of computational approaches to science and of social media for outreach and professional development.
- 5 Steps to Separate Science from Hype, No PhD Required
- Why grad schools should require students to blog (advice applies to ugrad students too, but in a different way)
- Who will hire all the PhDs? Not Canada’s universities
- Pragmatic Advising (faculty members discussing how to advise their students on grad school)
- Math and Science Are Not Cleanly Separable
- On Talent in Sports and Science
- Why Do We Do Science?
- STEM and Liberal Arts: Frienemies of the State
- How to hire data scientists and get hired as one
- Stephen Hawking’s advice for twenty-first century grads: Embrace complexity
- Sleep in Graduate School (same advice mostly applies to ugrad too, or really just life.)
- Motivation and Student Success
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.