Science Outreach and Informal Education at What Can You Be with a PhD (WCUB)

Science Outreach and Informal Education at What Can You Be with a PhD (WCUB)

By Helena Mello    Moderator: Russell J. Ledet, M.S., NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY. Speakers: Jeanne Garbarino, Ph.D. The Rockefeller University, New York, NY.                   Joe Hanson, Ph.D. PBS Digital Studios, Austin, TX.                   Julie Nadel, Ph.D. The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY.   Public awareness of science is a […]

Beyond Academia: Transitioning from PhD to Consulting

Beyond Academia: Transitioning from PhD to Consulting

By Yoko J. Bian   More and more, Ph.D. graduates that seek careers outside academia are going into consulting. Such movement into this field isn’t new. For years, Ph.D. graduates have been joining firms with a specialized business focus that draws on their previous field of expertise in graduate schools. For example, economics Ph.D. graduates have been pursuing careers at econometric consulting firms, biology PhDs are employed by biotech consulting […]

“#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 […]