Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

By Jiye Son Many professionals in the STEM field are great with technical skills, but often we lack the soft skills to communicate and express our talents to draw attention to ourselves. We work endlessly in labs to produce more results, and yet when it comes to flaunting those hard-earned accomplishments, we can sometimes feel bashful and uncomfortable. As such, when it comes time to look for a job after […]

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

  By Justine Calise, PhD Candidate, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine Speakers: Dr. Jesse Roth, MD, FACP, and Dr. Bettie Steinberg, PhD            Chances are, if you are a trainee in the sciences and thinking forward in advancing your career to the next level, you have probably heard of the elevator pitch. For most people the thought of crafting one is scary; the actual elevator ride is the […]

Newton Was a Scientist-but is Hollywood Brave Enough to Show That?

Newton Was a Scientist-but is Hollywood Brave Enough to Show That?

By Leo Bear-McGuinness With the announcement of an Isaac Newton action/adventure film, Hollywood’s tradition of misrepresenting scientists has now become as fixed as a Newtonian Law When you picture the one of the greatest scientists and ‘father of physics’ Sir Isaac Newton, what do you see? Probably an elderly man, sitting beneath a tree, rubbing his recently bombarded, ridiculous wig? Well, Hollywood apparently sees something quite different. Following the announcement yesterday, […]

A Guide for NYC Science Communication Bloggers and Editors

A Guide for NYC Science Communication Bloggers and Editors

  By Tristan Fehr and Yue Liu  This post is a guide for anyone who is interested in blogging for NYC Science Communication. It also serves as guidelines for self-editing and editorial board. For more information on blog submission, please refer to an earlier post here: We Want You to Blog for NYC Science Communication!   Article Scope Guidelines We accept submissions within several main categories: Career exploration within the […]

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

By Julija Hmeljak   Summer is my favorite season. I always feel that great things happen when it’s warm and light outside, unlike in gloomy February. Why am I talking about this? Because it was in the glorious summer of 2015 that Sir Tim Hunt, Nobel Laureate, made a clumsy “joke” at a conference dinner that caused an uproar amongst the scientific community and effectively truncated his career. He made a […]