How to be an effective mentor
A Plantae webinar organized by the Women in Plant Biology Committee, recorded July 25, 2019. Being an effective mentor involves making yourself available to support and advise someone when they need it.
In this seminar, we examine the role that synthetic biology can play in answering fundamental questions in plant science. In studying plants for the past hundred years, we’ve learned a great deal about the mechanistic underpinnings of development and m
Considering how important writing is to a career in science, many scientists receive little forrmal training in the writing process. In this seminar, Mary Williams shares tips to help overcome common writing problems, drawing on her 25 years of teaching
Giving and receiving feedback are not easy tasks for most of us. Yet they are necessary in helping us improve and communicate our goals. Often we avoid both giving and receiving feedback, but this will come at a cost and might lead to false perceptions o
The affordability and ubiquity of cameras have led to their increasing use in many disciplines. In plant phenomics, it is common to see experimental data based on image-derived measurements. This seminar will explain geometric camera calibration, whereby
Work/life balance is important to our society regardless of gender. Many professionals today are experiencing the “sandwich” effect of taking care of a family and aging parents. In addition, there’s pressure to ‘say yes’ to every opportunity and request t