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10 Tips for Grad Students to Make the Most of a Scientific Conference

November 12, 2013 | Sean Howard

David Shiffman over at Southern Fried Science has some great tips for graduate students to make the most of a scientific conference .

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The Scientific Conference: It’s Never Too Soon to Start

June 8, 2013 | Cai Roberts

A few months ago, with a little help from a graduate school travel grant, I attended the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. I was utterly astounded by what I found when I got there.

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The Scientific Conference: A Necessity for Every Graduate Student

December 21, 2012 | Lauren Liddell

When my mentor, Adam Bailis, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, first told me about the “ Telomeres and the DNA Damage Response ” conference put on by the European Molecular Biology Organization in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France, I was excited about the idea of attending.

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Love and Venus

July 27, 2012 | Krist Azizian

Why do we consider the viewing of astronomical phenomena as important, not–to–be–missed events? What difference does it make what’s happening millions of miles away from our blue planet, especially when anything that’s happening out there doesn’t impact what’s happening here in any discernible way? On June 5, the transit of Venus across the Sun didn’t wipe out electrical grids; it didn’t cause the oceans to rise disastrously; and it surely didn’t threaten an impact with the Earth, causing mass extinction.

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