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    February 25, 2005

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse - Chapter 36: What Have You Been Doing All This Time? (The Thesis Proposal, Part 2)

    There may be times in our lives when we should fight to the death for our ideas. The thesis defense is not one of those times.

    April 26, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 4: Meet the Potentially (Dys)functional Family--My Lab

    With all of the personalities and projects out there, the quest for a perfect fit is much like a search for the perfect pair of jeans.

    September 26, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 20: Two Roads Diverged, Redux

    I decided I wanted to work on something else and, all of a sudden, [my adviser's] interest in me dried up, as did funding for a research assistantship; I've been TA-ing ever since.

    May 25, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 5: Why Is Life So Messy?

    I think it makes sense for people who aren't satisfied to air their grievances, but it's important to do it constructively and strategically.

    October 28, 2005

    Educated Woman, The Grad-School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse Chapter 44--Out of the Night That Covers Me … Into the Big Wide World

    I won't be confined by other people's notions of who I am and what I should do. I'm starting to feel free.

    December 24, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse - Chapter 34: Hoop number 314,159: It's Committee Time

    I've found motivation, desperation, and rage to comfort me in my later years.

    October 22, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse, Chapter 32: Money or Science: Who Do You Love?

    If I'm a competitive student, with a very good record and lots of promise, my decision on what grad school to attend will probably depend on pay, faculty, and facilities. In that order.

    March 24, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 49: The Grad-School Success-O-Meter

    In grad school, a certain amount of failure is inevitable.

    February 28, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 13: Hurdler? I Thought I Was a Grad Student!

    "I haven't given up, although I've thought about it."

    May 26, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 51: Search. Scour. Capture. Job

    Maybe the worst part about the job search is sending out an application for a job you just know you're well suited for and getting an unceremonious rejection, or even a nonanswer.

    November 26, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse - Chapter 33 - The Heart of Grad School Darkness

    We have to seek sources of comfort, our confidants, in other places.

    September 27, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter Nine: One year later…

    "Now, a year later, it’s amazing how little those events have affected my daily life. I often feel removed from everything going on around me."

    October 22, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad-School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse, Chapter 32: Money or Science, Who Do You Love?

    If I'm a competitive student, with a very good record and lots of promise, my decision on what grad school to attend will probably depend on pay, faculty, and facilities. In that order.

    February 27, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 24: Casualty of War: Micella Loses a Co-worker

    Unfortunately many of us get tripped up in the hurdles, because we lack preparation, confidence, test-taking ability, motivation ... not necessarily because we don't have potential as scientists.

    August 03, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 7: Tainted Love

    "Do I need to learn to rely on my own desires, the rest of the world be damned?"

    October 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition Chapter 10: Loyalty, Subterfuge, Manipulation, and Sabotage

    Is it ineptitude or something worse?

    November 25, 2005

    Educated Woman - Chapter 45: And Now For Something Completely Different

    Peering in from the outside, the research lab I visited for about a month provided a completely different research experience than what I was used to in the United States.

    February 22, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 2: What a Difference a Day Makes

    Fall semester was rough. Not always because the demands of those five classes got me down--but mostly because my social life SUCKS.

    August 10, 2012

    Science Training and Mental Health

    In the wake of the Colorado shootings, the scientific community should pay more attention to the psychological wellbeing of emerging scientists.

    June 28, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 6: Cheating, Betrayal, Denial, and Lies

    "Integrity and honesty are the foundations upon which scientific inquiry and discovery are built. Trust allows us to believe what others have done and to use the results of others to drive our own research."

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