Category: Graduate studies

AGU12 was a success!

We all had a great time at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco last week.  Kris, JP, and Cody all presented posters and Kevin convened a session on Deciphering Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes in Catchment Studies With a

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Water, water, everywhere!

There I was, checking the weather forecast for the last few days of my field season, writing in dismay on the blog that I would return home with no storm samples. (See the post below) The forecast had been the

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Fall Hubbard Brook Hydropedology Meeting

On Thursday afternoon our weekend was full of promise as Cody, Kevin, and I approached the airline check-in counter.  We were flying to Hubbard Brook to meet with everyone on the hydropedology project for a day of meetings and then

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The Contributions of Mentees to Mentors

I saw this blog post today in the Chronicle’s Innovation blog.  It’s so true – we learn a lot from our students and that’s one of the aspects I find most exciting about being a professor.  Thanks mentees! Article: By

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I was contacted by for permission to include our blog as a new resource link on their website.  I think it’s a fine idea!  It will be highlighted next week in their newsletter and I hope more hydrologists find

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Advice: tips for talks and stats (via Oikos Blog)

There are some excellent resources on this site for graduate students. Check them out!! Here is a document I wrote up for the ecology grad students at my university, with tips on giving a good talk, and on some common

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Preparing scientists for interdisciplinary research

A few weeks ago, there was an article in EOS, the American Geophysical Union newspaper, about a recent survey conducted of graduate students from two large interdisciplinary research projects.  The findings from the survey, I believe, are right on the

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Me, Myself, and Muse

Telling a story of course isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to scientific writing.  The story part of a scientific paper, for example the discussion or intro, can be a real challenge.  Today I was catching up on my

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Tell me a story

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is Radiolab. I think they do a great job of explaining the wonder of a science in a way that is entertaining and relevant. Naturally, when the topic of creating the “story”

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Learning how read in graduate school

My wife, Dana, is a graduate student in the higher education program here at Tech.  They focus on academic or student affairs, university operations, counseling/mentoring, etc. Anyway, they are encouraged to read the The Chronicle of Higher Education on a regular

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