Embrace Uncertainty

An excerpt from my recent Working Life editorial in Science. I am often asked, “What advice can you give to graduate students?” When this happens I have to pause a moment, as I was an unusual case: an English-major undergraduate who went on to graduate study in physics. The first thing that comes to mind … Continue reading Embrace Uncertainty

Late last month, I made a trip to California to visit NSF-funded researchers and facilities in San Francisco and San Diego. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk with students, faculty and administrators about their work and why it matters. The week started at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, where I gave … Continue reading

Some photos from the latest leg of my Alaska trip: Toolik Field Station, a NSF-funded research station operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Institute of Arctic Biology. Toolik houses visiting scientists and students from around the world, supporting research and education on the Arctic and its relationship to the larger environment. I met with … Continue reading