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 Focus on New Measurement Technologies and Hysteresis Analysis and gave a talk in a session on Nonpoint …

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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 a day in the field.  It was going to be fantastic.  The only thing that …

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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: http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/?p=30022 By the way…I hate the term mentee, but I don’t know of a better one.  Interestingly, …

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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 money.  Scientists preparing for interdisciplinary research careers must learn many diverse skills that do not …

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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 basis – something all good academics should be doing.  The other day Dana came across …

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