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EP25: A Ph.D. in Action: Fighting Hurricane Maria w/ Dra. Rosimar Rios-Berrios

5/6/2018
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This interview was made possible by BRIDGE, a new initiative at UMass focused on increasing the presence of early career underrepresented scientists and providing them with the opportunity to give department seminar talks. To learn more: https://blogs.umass.edu/bridge/ Join us as we talk with Doctora Rosimar Rios-Berrios originally from the mountains of Puerto Rico (Barranquitas), as she shares with us what she works on at NCAR. Motivated and intrigued by the hurricane weather that affected...

Duration:01:02:03

EP24: Presidential Award for STEM Mentoring with Prof. Sandra Peterson

4/22/2018
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Listen to our interview with Prof. Sandra Peterson who received the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Sandy talks about her research in veterinary science as well as her mentoring work as the director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP), a 15-institution alliance focused on increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn Ph.D. degrees in science, technology,...

Duration:01:17:44

EP23: Long Distance Relationships In Graduate School

4/2/2018
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Join our stories on navigating through the various challenges of being in long distance relationships in grad school. To all grad students, are you currently in a ldr? How does being in a ldr contribute to your experience in school, research, and life? What are your advice for making a ldr work?

Duration:01:15:21

EP22: Ph.D.'ing After Serving in Iraq

3/11/2018
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Today we are talking with Rachelle from Western Mass, a Marine Veteran, Soil Scientist, University of Massachusetts Alum, and soon to be Cornell Graduate Student. Join us as she talks to us about her experience training & serving in the Marines in Iraq after high school and then returning to the US for a Bachelors and Masters. Rachelle takes us into her world as a #firstgen #female #veteran going back to school to get her Ph.D. and the challenges in her journey.

Duration:01:10:19

Semi-Synthetic Life with Professor Floyd Romesberg

2/4/2018
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Semi-Synthetic Life with Professor Floyd Romesberg by PhD Trekkers

Duration:01:47:24

EP20: Fresh Off The Boat - Our Parents' Stories Coming to America

1/21/2018
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What are the stories behind some of modern day American's Immigration experiences? As first generation children, we all at some point may have felt uncomfortable sharing our parent's stories because of the stigma and dirty names society gives us. But our parents fought valiantly to give us a chance in a world that had predestined us to have none. We come from those who are forgotten and stereotyped by this great nation, here we share the story of the ones that fought through muddy waters...

Duration:01:14:11

EP19: 2017 in Review

12/31/2017
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Be sure to tune in as we reflect on the old year and get ready to take in the new! Join us in the conversation as we talk about the political movements this year and share some of our personal stories in grad school!

Duration:00:59:21

Stonehenge, Bath, Theater

12/10/2017
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Gambling, Politics, and Fashion? Join us on the last leg of our adventure through London as we visit the famous Stonehenge, explore natural hot waters in the town of Bath, and are left in awe by the immense culture and love for theater in the area. #Travel #Theater #London #Opera #Bath #Stonehenge

Duration:00:42:03

#SafeAtWork with GWIS

11/26/2017
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Sexual violence is an enduring problem in academia, and graduate student women are especially susceptible to this abuse. The Graduate Women In STEM (GWIS)at UMass have been fighting to change this atmosphere in academia, even before social media was taken up by the #metoo. They worked to put together a #SafeAtWork campaign as a call to arms encouraging graduate women to center their basic right which they deserve and which Title IX protects: the right to be safe at work. Join us as we chat...

Duration:01:17:20

EP16: Lost in London

11/12/2017
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Join us as we continue our travels through London experiencing all the sights, smells, and tastes this place has to offer!

Duration:00:50:18

EP15: Raising a Family & Getting Tenure with Prof. Ryan Shenvi

10/29/2017
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EP15: Raising a Family & Getting Tenure with Prof. Ryan Shenvi by PhD Trekkers

Duration:01:15:21

EP14: A Trek in London - Part 1: Leake Street Tunnel

10/15/2017
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EP14: A Trek in London - Part 1: Leake Street Tunnel by PhD Trekkers

Duration:00:49:10

Not A Straight Journey - Interviewing with Carolyn Anderson

9/16/2017
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Tune in to listen to Mari's interview with Carolyn, a first year graduate student on her nonlinear path towards a #PhD in #science from Cellos to Soils. Getting a Ph.D. is never really a straight path as everyone seems to make it seem. Learn tips on how to navigate the #academic world, finding opportunities and your way through life despite what others may be telling you or think.

Duration:00:53:11

EP12: Quarter Life Crisis

9/3/2017
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EP12: Quarter Life Crisis by PhD Trekkers

Duration:00:49:21

EP9: Insider Tips on Graduate School Social Dynamics

7/24/2017
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EP9: Insider Tips on Graduate School Social Dynamics by PhD Trekkers

Duration:00:45:59

EP8: Surviving and Thriving in Academia - Interview with Assistant Prof. Keary Engle

7/16/2017
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Are you interested in a career in academia? Tune in for this episode of PhD Trekkers where Yan interviews Keary Engle, an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the Scripps Research Institute. Keary discusses his career journey, his approach toward research, mentoring, education, outreach, and how he navigates some of the unique challenges of being an Assistant Professor. Keary also offers advice to other young scientists on maintaining work/life balance, identifying research...

Duration:01:13:46

EP7: You Are What You Eat - A Graduate Student's Path Towards a Healthy LifeStyle

7/9/2017
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Living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy diet are especially important for graduate students given our long working hours in the lab, high stress/pressure, sleep deprivation, and even mental illnesses and depression. It's so easy for us to get burnt out and compromise our health. But grad school is a 5+yrs battle and in order to survive and succeed, we better start with our health! Join the PhD Trekkers on our approach towards living a healthy life in grad school!

Duration:00:48:11

EP6: Unpacking the Black Box of Scientific Research

7/2/2017
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Join us on an episode where we start to unpack the meaning behind a word that is central in every Ph.D. student's life - research! What do we mean when we use this word and how do we go about breaking it down for those that aren't our coworkers? How does research look like across different disciplines and fields of science? How is research in the lab different from that of the everyday life? Let us know your thoughts on research and the scientific method! ^_^

Duration:00:49:12

EP5: Teaching in Higher Ed - Alternative Tenure Tracks

6/24/2017
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Ever considered teaching in higher ed as a career path? PhD Trekkers Mari and Yan talks about Yan's recent eye-opening conversation with a tenured Professor in a community college, where she shares her fascinating life story, career trajectory, and the various uniquenesses and challenges of the community college setting. Tune in to learn more about the process of landing a teaching position and tenured track position, the nitty-gritty interview details and tips, the concept of a community...

Duration:01:04:41

EP4: Trump Education Budget Cut - The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

6/18/2017
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In his recent federal budget proposal, Trump proposed the elimination of many pivotal educational programs across the K-12 and higher ed system. As beneficiaries of many of these programs throughout our educational training, we the PhD Trekkers, would like to share how these programs shaped who we are today and who we will become tomorrow. If you are a high school, college, graduate student, alumni, or even parents, please tune it to learn more about the various federal and state...

Duration:00:53:00

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