On Authorship

For better or worse publications are the coins of the realm in academia. They represent a basic unit of measurement by which a lab’s productivity can be measured, by which decisions on tenure and promotion are made, and a factor in how grants are allocated. For many...

Unprepared for Class

I have been thinking a lot about mentoring lately, I’ve started advising two undergraduate students who are starting their senior honor thesis projects.  While I am really excited about the work that these students are undertaking, I’ve been feeling a bit unprepared...