A little over a year ago, one of my mentors, Dr. Barbara Kaplan, visited the Mississippi University for Women (MUW, the “W”) as a ToxScholar. Contrary to its name, MUW is now a co-ed university, and while it offers degrees in a variety of fields, toxicology is not one of them.
Through the generous support of the Society of Toxicology Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP), I was able to pursue specialized training in nanoparticle aerosol science and the application of a novel in vitro aerosol exposure system.
Graduate students who have passed their comprehensives can submit applications until May 1 for a Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) award.
The Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) generously supported my attendance of Bioinformatics for Beginners, a four-day, hands-on workshop coordinated through the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institute of Health.
It’s important for scientists on any level to master an “elevator speech.” During a 2018 Scientific Session, experts and early career scientists provided useful tips and advice on how to make a good first impression by improving your cadence and body language, as well as examples of what not to do.