June 2013

The PhD Placement Project

by Chris Crockett June 28, 2013

If you’re considering whether or not grad school is for you, one question you might want answered is: what happens after I graduate? Will I have a job? Where do graduates of a particular program end up going? To that end, the Chronicle of Higher Education is starting a PhD Placement Project: We would like […]

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How should we acknowledge AstroBetter?

by Chris Crockett June 26, 2013

As with any resource, AstroBetter needs a way to measure its impact on the community. Usage metrics are particularly helpful as we apply for grants to help AstroBetter grow. The best that we’ve come up with is to follow the model used by telescopes, data centers, etc: add an acknowledgement! This research has made use […]

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Evernote for scientists: mastering the electronic lab notebook

by Chris Crockett June 24, 2013

Everyone loves Evernote. Okay, not everyone, but it has developed a loyal fan base among the productivity set. Evernote is a note-taking application that allows you to organize and tag information for your projects from a variety of sources: text, web, images, email, and more. The members of the Astronomers Facebook group recently discussed how […]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Research Scientist in Genetics

by Laura Trouille June 20, 2013

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths. Below is our interview with Stephanie Gogarten, an astronomer turned research scientist in statistical […]

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Career Profile: Astronomer to Tenure Track Faculty

by Laura Trouille June 6, 2013

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths. Below is our interview with Meredith Hughes, an astronomer turned professor. She is a […]

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