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Growing Up in Science: A Conversation

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 1:30pm

B404 Richards Labs

"Growing Up in Science" is a conversation-style event about becoming and being a scientist. Have you ever wondered what a faculty member struggled with as a graduate student? How do you deal with your own and others' expectations, and with impostor syndrome? How do you keep yourself motivated? This is an opportunity to learn from life stories, with a focus on struggles, failures, insecurities, doubts, and weaknesses. Join us for a conversation about the human factors that are universal undercurrents of working in academia, which too often remain unspoken. The session will be led by Wei Ji Ma, visiting speaker in Computational Neuroscience.