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I use interviews as an educational opportunity—for me and a future #UndergradInTheLab. I start each interview by saying, “You’re already qualified for this position-- after all you’re in college.” Then I focus on learning about them.

@NewPI_Slack
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@NewPI_Slack My interview goals are to determine

1) If the student is genuinely interested in the available research project

2) If they will likely achieve their goals through the overall experience

#ScienceTwitter #AcademicTwitter
@NewPI_Slack Determining these, however, can be complicated. Often, students don’t have a well-defined goal beyond landing an undergrad research position. Or sometimes they have unrealistic expectations of what research will be like & what they’ll accomplish in a semester.

#ECRChat
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*whispers* you know what time it is? A LATE NIGHT EDITION OF #WildcatWednesday!!!! Sorry for the wait everyone I’m sure you were all just roiling over the anticipation but fear not it is time for our second cat this series.. behold pallas’s cat! #ScienceTwitter /1
I know what you’re thinking, Yowlie, that can’t be a real cat right?! But alas my cat loving patrons IT IS!!! This extraordinarily odd feline holds the genus Octocolobus which in Greek language means “ugly-eared”! There has to be a reason for such a name... #ScienceTwitter /2
The Manul cat has the densest fur out of any cat in the WORLD! They inhabit the high-altitude ranges of Asia and the Mongolian Steppe utilizing grasslands and semi-arid areas. They withstand temperatures up to -58 F (-50 C) which is colder than your freezer! #ScienceTwitter /3
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What to do if your mentee isn't meeting your expectations. A #MentoringMonday thread
@AcademicChatter #sciencetwitter #phdchat #ecrchat
1) Ensure your expectations are realistic. Talk to colleagues, take a workshop, do something to check your current expectations against outside sources (not just one). If it turns out you had unrealistic expectations this is an easy change: just adjust them!
2) If the expectation is fair, prepare for the possibility that you were not clear about it. Don't assume "any good scientist would know to do Y". You would be shocked if you really knew how differently people approach problems, prioritize work, interpret conversations.
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My thoughts on the era of pseudo-naturalism in the realm of natural resources. Now this is normally not my usual behavior so I apologize for anyone that might be shocked but I really felt the need to tackle this topic, why? Continue down below and you will see. #ScienceTwitter
A wild baboon or even “tame” one can literally tear your face off, I seriously as an actual wildlife biologist would not recommend any person doing this whatsoever! These are powerful animals that can be very dangerous if provoked. #ScienceTwitter
This is entirely unethical and any real naturalist and nature lover would have given this animal the appropriate space it deserved which is why you got nabbed dude! Some places require immediate euthanasia after animal bites luckily this is not the case here. #ScienceTwitter
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A #thread about promoting scientific literature in graduate students, while having fun, and generating results. I hope this is helpful for some, and feel free to Retweet. #WSUEntomology #sciencetwitter #scicomm #scichat #phdlife #phdchat #GradSchool #readingcommunity #science
Many faculty are often frustrated that students seem to have a poor understanding of the literature, or are surprised when students don’t know the “big names" in their field. However, one must realize it is easy to get “pigeon-holed” while you are focusing on your MS/PhD
Reading groups are one way to address this issue – meet weekly or bi-weekly and read literature in a given field. However, too often reading groups are dominated by faculty/postdocs with more experience and students are afraid to speak up for fear of ridicule or embarrassment.
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Have you ever wondered why some cats purr and other cats roar? Did you know that house cats aren’t the only felines that go “meow”?? Why does this happen?! The answer might be more simple than you realize! Let’s get into it! #ScienceTwitter 1/ 🐾
Cats! Everyone’s favorite machines of predation and cuteness are categorized in two main genera, Felis and Pantheras. Some people acknowledge these categories as the “purring cats” and the “roaring cats”. What separates them though?? #ScienceTwitter 2/ 🐾
One of the major distinctions is in the hyoid bone! This is an ossified structure which rests above the larynx allowing for a higher variation of tongue, pharyngeal, and laryngeal movements! Big cats like lions and tigers have tough cartilage that runs up the sides! #SciComm 3/
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[Day4: Strengths & Limits of #SciComm forms, media, & spaces]
It's theory vs practice day!

There are loads of resources out there for #BestPractices. Today, let's discuss the strengths & limitations YOU've found in trying #STEM #storytelling, #comedy, #SciArt, #digital, & more!
I'll start w/ my favorite resources: @edbeltane & @OliverEscobar's "Public Dialogue & Delibration" & #WendyFaulkner's "Dialogue in #PublicEngagement" handbooks.

How do participant #communication styles impede/help your purpose, eg. #dialogue vs #debate?
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These have been crucial in my understanding of #experiencedesign when creating events or experiences for diverse #scicomm audiences & participants.

There's a purpose for panels and debates. But also a reason why they fail in "changing minds" or creating power-balanced convos.
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Here we go, time for my first thread about a new paper, out today on your local arXiv server! #sciencetwitter #physics #hepph #darkmatter #cosmology #earlyuniverse #plasma arxiv.org/pdf/1902.08623…
1/ Backstory: we've been looking for dark matter for a long, long time and we haven't found it. We're pretty sure it's a particle based on the concordance of evidence from a wide variety of astrophysical environments, but we're not sure what kind of particle it is.
2/ Since we've been looking pretty hard in a couple of particle mass ranges (most notably we've been looking for dark matter particles that are heavier than a proton) and since we haven't found it, folks are starting to wonder if other dark matter masses are possible/interesting
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This wheelchair can be controlled by facial expressions.
California’s report on #autonomous #vehicle tests doesn’t tell the full story.

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This new 3D printer makes objects appear out of nowhere.
Scientists are killing superbugs with #viruses.

#bacteria #antibiotics

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Gli esperti lo ripetono ormai da diversi anni. Con un’alimentazione sana si prevengono fattori di rischio importanti come il sovrappeso e l’obesità. Una dieta povera dal punto di vista nutrizionale, invece, può facilitare lo sviluppo di diverse neoplasie.

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This radiologist uses high-quality MRI images to help understand how humans’ emotional processing works, creating artistic renderings in the process.

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