Science Moving Forward

Science Moving forward is a group whose mission is to promote the success of both women and men in science and continue to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in science fields and careers.  The group consists of faculty, research associates, graduate and undergraduate students, and both men and women.  

Our discussion includes topics such as the issues of gender in science and the role scientists play as public advisors and advocates.  We also have discussions and workshops to teach skills such as the use of technology in science communication, time management, and tips for success in job applications.  Everyone is welcome so please pass the word!

Science Moving Forward will meet multiple times a month from 12-1 pm in room 2215 ECE

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Meetings for the spring semester have concluded, but check back for summer meeting information.


 

Specific topics of discussion will be announced prior to each meeting.


Resources:

43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero

These are posts from a special 43 Folders series looking at the skills, tools, and attitude needed to empty your email inbox — and then keep it that way.

 

Lynda Software Training & Tutorials

This website offers a wide variety of training courses free to anyone with LSU login information. Take advantage of the free access while you've got it, as most of the contents would be quite expensive without the university affiliation. I highly recommend browsing the courses offered by Lynda if you haven't. In addition to the useful videography tutorials we discussed last semester, Lynda offers courses for getting started with programs like MATLABArcGISPhotoshop, and so much more. 

 

The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

This website challenges you to describe something complex, like your scientific research, using only the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language. You can see a ton of examples of these simplistic scientific explanations here.

 

How to make work life balance work (TED talk)