"Yes, science is based on logic, but it moves forward
rather in fits
and leaps, making ample use of intuition."
"Be informed, and follow what you have a real passion
The advisor and thesis
"Choose carefully and develop a good working relation."
"How can you find an answer if you don't know what the
"Set goals, and develop
strategy, but value the process and meaning of your work."
Turning challenges into
"Being stuck and
confused can be
the catalyst of breakthroughs; play can be, as well."
Ethics of research
"No man is an island."
Using the scientific
"Be informed, learn to
from a fire-hose, and make a database."
"Put yourself in the shoes of
Publishing a paper
"Know who you write for, and
the mechanics of publishing."
"We set priorities so that
circumstances and others don't make the choices for
"Know what reviewers and
program managers are looking for."
The scientific career
"Know what to expect and make
Applying for a job
"Be informed, and pursue a
"Life is a boomerang; rely on
enthusiasm, trust, and commitment."
Appendix, a sample curriculum
"Ideas for teachers who want
to develop a
course for graduate students."
Sasha van Wijk (age 3),
engrossed in The Art of Being a Scientist. You can't
start young enough!
Katie and Andres Guerra with their son Ariano and Roel
at the awards ceremony of the Keck Mentorship award for
Katie and Andres met in 2005 while taking "The Art of