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Some things must be worked through, and that takes time.
Academic institutions may offer some of the best opportunities for exchanges with India.
India's top institutions make up a comprehensive and well-funded research network rivaling those in the West.
“It’s not really for fast trackers,” says Ann Russell, a terrestrial-ecosystem biologist at Iowa State University in Ames. “But if you really want to do it, the important thing is that you have to play by the rules.”
"Every week you are broadcasted, and every week you are praised or despised," saysREDES subdirector Sebastián Grinschpun.
"It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido
"Generally, I find that people are attracted to enthusiasm if it's unfettered and for the right reasons," says Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Laboratory.
Julia Kempe couldn't bring herself to choose between physics and maths, nor between two graduate institutions. So she did two Ph.D.s at once in quantum computation.
Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.
This is the first time researchers have been able to connect brain activity with a real-life consumer decision.
For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.
If you're entrenched in something that isn't your lifelong passion--see below--you've got to get off those rails and find some way to get back on the right track.
"Teaching at a community college is not lecturing; it's more hands-on. You have to do a lot more work as a teacher, because students are not nearly as prepared." --Michaeleen Lee
It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.
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.
"I had no idea that there were other African-American woman astronomers until I hooked up with the National Society of Black Physicists during my master's degree." --Jarita Holbrook
"To me, having a Ph.D. and being a professor is a lifelong learning experience. The degree, to me, is to teach you how to teach yourself later on." --Adil Shamoo
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