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    October 25, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 10: I'm a Second Year Already?

    "I'm learning to live gracefully with the frustrations of research: being grateful for when something works and not taking it personally when it doesn't."

    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."

    July 25, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 18: Elephant Eating, 101

    You learn to eat the elephant one bite at a time and not try swallowing it whole.

    May 02, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 15: Anxiety Sets In

    Sometimes an adviser can be a little
    too attentive.

    August 02, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 7: Confidence Crisis

    "At first, I didn’t tell anyone. I faked the funk. I didn’t want their pity. I didn’t want them saying, 'well I’m so sorry,' while thinking, 'glad it wasn’t me.'"

    June 27, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 17: Micella Reloaded

    The change from the dull delirium and insane drama that characterized my first year and half of graduate school has been welcome.

    August 23, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 8: Micella Remembers She Is Female

    "I don’t have time for hostile relationships, especially with my adviser."

    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.

    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?

    May 23, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 16: Time for Rumination

    What a difference some data make.

    May 28, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 27: Communication

    People don't leave because they can't cut it; they leave because they find some other place that welcomes them, lets them express themselves, and rewards them according to their merits.

    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.

    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."

    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.

    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.

    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.

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