Now or Never

  So the last 2 stops of this marathon towards my PhD is my dissertation and dissertation defense. Through all of my classes, internships, research, lab time, teaching, reading, loss of sleep, and feeling every emotion known, it all comes down to 1 presentation, 4 committee members, and 1...

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Grad School: It’s Not About the Destination, It’s About the Journey

Hey Everyone, My name is Kimberly L. First I wanted to start off with a little info on me and my grad school journey Currently I am a Doctoral student at Virginia State University (VSU). I'm working on my PhD in Health Psychology with a focus on Behavioral and...

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Highlights from the Inaugural Black Women in Computing Conference (#BlackcomputeHER)

The Inaugural Black Women in Computing Conference kicked off on January 6, 2017 opening with a reception filled with food and music. As the planning committee welcomed us, guests were encouraged to reflect on why we were in attendance with a clip from this video.After watching the video, I...

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Changing Research Advisors: Hustle Hard Girl

For some people, "changing advisors" is a dreaded, taboo phrase. They get the picture of you and your advisor going through a bad breakup and assume that you don’t belong or that you need some serious consoling. As a survivor of changing research groups, I can assure you that...

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#Phdlife: Friday In the Lab

Written by  Stacia Nicholson  Originally appeared on www.aliquotthesciencespot.com I finally completed sample collection for all my experimental treatment groups. Very taxing undertaking, as I had four groups done in triplicate and the corresponding appropriate controls. It’s Friday, and I forget that means nothing to me, because I’m not on...

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