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What do I do when I can’t go to lab?

What do I do when I can’t go to lab?

Ways to move your research forward when running experiments isn’t an option

April 27, 2020 | Stephanie S.

Sometimes, going to lab isn’t an option. Whether it’s due to an injury, illness, family or, as in 2020, COVID-19, life often gets in the way of planned experiments. But that doesn’t have to stop you from working on your research! There are lots of ways to push your research forward without physically running experiments. […]

Work from home 101

Work from home 101

How to be productive when working in the lab isn’t an option

March 30, 2020 | Stephanie S.

Being a grad student is hard. Being a grad student during the coronavirus pandemic is even harder. We’re used to running between classes, meetings, and labwork; suddenly, we’re barricaded in our apartments with no access to our labs, coffee shops or libraries, and we’re somehow expected to still be productive. While this situation is less-than-ideal, […]

What the Puck?

What the Puck?

How a new sport helped me find clarity in grad school

May 6, 2019 | Carly S.

In my first year of graduate school, I fell on my butt a lot. It’s as if I would forget about my feet. I would be gliding along smoothly, comfortably shifting from one skate to the other, but if a puck slid in my direction — and I had to get it! — my skates […]

A Corridor full of Giants

A Corridor full of Giants

My transition from a tiny college to MIT

April 1, 2019 | Carly S.

If you told me in high school that I would go to MIT, I definitely wouldn’t have believed you. And if I had, I would have been terrified of the future. Although I certainly was not sheltered from most aspects of life, I would say that I was, to some extent, sheltered academically. I went […]

Staying Sane

Staying Sane

An insider’s view on underappreciated graduate struggles

October 26, 2018 | Anna P.

Brainstorming the challenges of an upcoming graduate school? Let me help. Soon after grad school kicked off I started hearing complaints from my classmates about how insanely intense the workload and expectations are. I, too,  started to feel a lot of pressure. Here I will share a few honest facts that, in my view, are […]