What is science?
"Yes, science is based on logic, but it moves forward
rather in fits and leaps, making ample use of
"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
Giving directions to your
"Set goals, and develop a strategy, but value
the process and meaning of your work."
Turning challenges into opportunities
"Being stuck and confused can be the catalyst
of breakthroughs; play can be, as well."
Ethics of research
"No man is an island." (John Donne)
Using the scientific literature
"Be informed, learn to drink from a fire-hose,
and make a database."
yourself in the shoes of your audience."
who you write for, and understand the mechanics of
set priorities so that circumstances and others don't make
the choices for us."
what reviewers and program managers are looking for."
what to expect and make your own choices."
for a job
informed, and pursue a win-win scenario."
"Life is a
boomerang; rely on love, enthusiasm, trust, and
Appendix, a sample
"Ideas for teachers who want
to develop a course for graduate students."
Sasha van Wijk (age 3), daughter of colleague
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 Andres Guerra.
Katie and Andres met in 2005 while taking "The Art of