Applying to Graduate School: Advice for LGBTQ+ students from the community

Transcript & summary by Emma Bublitz Graduate school applications can be difficult to navigate under the best of circumstances. Each department, program, and institution often requires a different set of materials and has different, often unspoken, expectations for how students should navigate the system.1 However, for LGBTQ+ students there are additional challenges in the process. …

What to expect at your first international science conference

Castelldefels

One of the exciting things about being a scientist is that we occasionally get a chance to meet up with colleagues from all over the world. I just got back from the 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research in Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain. Now, you may be asking yourself what …

Podcast Ep 23. From Worm Genetics to Chocolate Cake: Art and Science with Dr. Ahna Skop

What does food blogging have to do with genetics research? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ahna Skop, an associate professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about how art, science, and cooking intersect, as well as some of the benefits and challenges she has experienced being dyslexic. To listen to this podcast …

Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology T-Shirts Are Back!

It's time for a brand new Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology t-shirt design! This year we're selling a variety of shirt styles, just in time for the holidays. You can order at this link anytime until November 28. Why are we selling t-shirts? As you may already know, Sustainable Nano is produced by the Center for Sustainable …

Podcast Ep 16. Maybe Not the Next Industrial Revolution? Societal & Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology

A lot has changed in the last 10-15 years about our hopes and fears around nanotechnology. Ira Bennett and Jameson Wetmore are professors in the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, and on this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast we interview them about the complexities of understanding the ethical and societal implications …

CSN t-shirts are here!

Want to show off your science style and support Sustainable Nano students in the process? Now's your chance with our brand new Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology t-shirts! As our regular readers may already know, Sustainable Nano is produced by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a multi-institute chemistry research center funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. …

How the 2013 Government Shutdown Forced a Retreat from the Frontier of Science

Federal science funding is at the heart of the American enterprise. Sustained science funding was first established as the core of US science policy in July 1945, when Vannevar Bush, Science advisor to President Roosevelt, wrote “Science the Endless Frontier”. That laid the foundations for government agencies like the National Science Foundation and the National …