Tag Archives: Grad School

Quick Tips on Effectively Communicating Science

As scientists, we strive to communicate our research findings not only because our funding sources encourage us to, but because our results are meaningless if they are not conferred to the public, policy makers, and future generations for them to consider and act on. Last week I was fortunate to attend a talk by Dr. Madeline Sofia, an NPR producer on Joe’s Big Idea, in which she outlined important dos and don’ts for scientists who want to become better communicators.

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Evaluating Your Teaching

For many graduate students, a teaching assistantship may bring along excitement, nervousness, stress, and a giant fear of not being prepared– after all, this may be one’s first “real” teaching experience. For a more experienced faculty member, teaching can be a fun (or time-consuming) part of being a professor. Both types of teachers can benefit from getting evaluated on their teaching efficacy.

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Sage Grouse Lek Visit

For several weeks, I have been trying to hitch along with various undergraduate ornithology and wildlife classes on their sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) lek field trips, but due to normal Wyoming surprises (AKA March and April blizzards) the trips have been postponed. Last weekend I finally got to check this amazing experience off of my Wyoming bucket list! We woke

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Exploring a Potential Field Site

By Lisa Barrett This summer, one of my goals as a 1st year Ph.D. student was to determine if I wanted to do work with wild Asian elephants. My dissertation will look at personality and problem-solving in elephants, and it is an extension of my work with Think Elephants International in Thailand. After months of planning and discussing with my

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