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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.

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 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.

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.

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."

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 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.

October 15, 2004

An Open Letter to Administrators and Faculty

Recognize that your students are there to get a degree, first and foremost, but realize that they can contribute to your community.

March 28, 2003

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 14: Spring Break Is for Undergrads

"This is probably why I won't be going into hardcore academia; I value my time, my family, and my friends far too much to be ruled by my job."

April 23, 2004

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 26: Bringing Up Advisor

Have aliens taken over my advisor's body and released him from emotional oblivion?

August 22, 2003

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 19: Two Roads Diverged

There
is a body of research out there that would make me want to get up in the morning, thrilled to be alive. I'm just not working on it.

July 04, 2008

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 17: End of the Road

After more than 6 years of monthly columns and postgraduate research, Micella Phoenix DeWhyse celebrates her Independence Day--and we're sad.

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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