Professor Nina Vance from the University of Colorado joined us to talk about the thought process of becoming a professor. She describes her tortuous path, how she finally overcame imposter syndrome and convinced herself that work-life balance was possible in academia. We also asked her how she creates a good group culture, how she weaves creativity into her work and the air quality science she is working on right now.
Sarah K. Peck joined us for a show about the realities of time management. Sarah has some great advice about learning what to let go from your life and what to hang onto. She is ruthless, but it is something we all need to hear if we have big dreams for our lives and work. She also told us about how she runs a mastermind program for people who want to surround themselves with others who are focusing in a similar way. This is not something well-known in the research community, but these...
Dr. Gardner talks with us about what she anticipates as she enters a new professorship. She has plans in place for how she would like to mentor, create a research group culture and maximize her efficiency. This is part one of an episode we will complete next year when we check in with Courtney to see how her first year went.
Shannon talks about how to distill the message of who you are, what you do, and why it matters. She also emphasizes how to think about your center, group, or lab as a business that depends on growing in both financial sustainability and in impact.
Dr. David Jassby joined us to share advice for academics who want to explore funding from mission driven agencies in the United States. He talks about what it takes to be successful working with these agencies. There are funding opportunities for people working throughout academia. You need to know how to frame your research.
Dr. Katy Peplin joined us to share advice for professors who want to be better mentors to graduate students and graduate students who want to be better mentees. Don't miss the practical steps in the worksheet with the show notes.
Welcome to Helium Podcast. If you are a professor or a scientist who struggles to stop wasting precious time we would like to be your guides to a more well-connected, secure and purposeful life as an academic.