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    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.

    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.

    May 30, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 16: Still Perky After All These Years

    "Clarity is a gift." --Micella Phoenix DeWhyse

    April 25, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 15: This Strange, Funny Feeling

    I'm sure there were good things about the whole Ph.D./postdoc experience, but apparently I don't yet have enough distance to know what they are.

    March 28, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 14: Interview Excursions

    "We're sorry but we don't believe you are qualified for this position at this time," wrote one consulting firm.

    February 29, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 13: Fake It Until You Make It?

    I want to be able to proudly say to someone that I am a "fill in the blank" and not cringe afterward.

    January 25, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 12: Reflections

    Is there really such a thing as a perfect postdoc? That exquisite transitional period during which you move from peon...
    November 23, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition Chapter 11: Breaking Free (Almost)

    Most people would say I've made all the correct calls, but I'm still disappointed with how it's all come out, even if I have learned a lot in the process.

    October 26, 2007

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

    Is it ineptitude or something worse?

    September 28, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 9: The Postdoc Has Two Faces

    Although I am a huge fan of the Internets (thank you, Senator Stevens), I am profoundly thrilled by what can happen when you talk to strangers, upside-down-face to upside-down-face, in a place such as a yoga class.

    August 31, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 8: What Are You Going to Do Now, Redux

    I'm standing up a little straighter and taller than I used to, wobbling less and faking it less, and caring a little less what other people think.

    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?"

    June 29, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 6: Carrots and Sticks

    “Our recent personal history teaches us that what we will most likely receive when we seek guidance is a swift kick in the pants.”

    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.

    April 27, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 4: Baby Steps

    Some things must be worked through, and that takes time.

    March 30, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Part 3: Time to Strategize

    It's scary and exciting for exactly the same reason: The possibilities are endless.

    February 23, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition--Chapter 2: Palpable Neurosis

    You don't know what you're getting into until you're in it; even now, I'm not so sure what I'm in.

    January 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition: New Year, New Life, New Start

    I’ve stopped wallowing in the “I feel so alone!” pity party I subjected myself to for the first month or two.

    September 22, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 55: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

    If you're going to get really neurotic about something, it's better if it's something with a definite endpoint.

    August 25, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 54: Phoenix Rising

    Family and friends are welcome to attend the final defense, and that's a good thing.

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