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Sep 3, 2018 18 tweets 15 min read
#WomeninSTEM get a lot of “Reply Guys” who repeat the same unhelpful comments.

@shrewshrew and I (a woman & a man in science) have attempted to catalog those replies, to save us all the trouble of writing new responses every time.


(1/n) We will post one Reply Guy a day, and we welcome your thoughts and feedback.

Starting with a very nice fella, full of helpful advice, with one big problem:

Reply Guy #1. THE LIFE COACH
Aug 31, 2018 4 tweets 7 min read
@lloydon @DrAilshire @McLNeuro @docfreeride @DoctorZen @mbeisen Don, you are prioritizing the IMAGINARY prof who was fired based on an unsubstantiated rumor [go find an actual example] over REAL people who are being tormented and intimidated every day. Nobody wants innocent people punished but we are so far to the other extreme it’s insane. @lloydon @DrAilshire @McLNeuro @docfreeride @DoctorZen @mbeisen Who are these innocent professors whose careers were ruined based on a rumor? Please name them. Which profs were thrown out too quickly? I can only find examples of sloooow justice, and much more frequently, no justice at all. But whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against.
Aug 29, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
Since I just shared these tips with the incoming @umpibs PhD class, I might as well post them here too:

HOW TO WIN AT RESEARCH ROTATIONS [a thread] 🔬💪 #1 (of 12): Get out of your comfort zone.

You're getting paid to try new things this year, so try new things! Jump into a research area you don't know much about. Even if you end up not joining that lab, you will learn a TON, make new connections and maybe spark future collabs.