Nuts and Bolts for a Successful Graduate Study and Thereafter
Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research
On August 5, 2014, the National Academic Press and NRC have released a report entitled Safe Science: Promoting a safety culture in academic chemical research by the Committee on Establishing and Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Laboratory Research, convened by NRC. The report examines successful safety systems from other sectors such as industrial research and aviation, and identifies the roles of various groups within the academic chemical research enterprise that can play in bolstering lab safety. It is highly recommended that every Tong Lab member should read it. Summaries are geared towards specific stakeholder groups, and is available here: http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Safe-Science-Promoting-Culture/18706
The Benefits for Having a Graduate Degree in Chemistry
The 2014 ACS New Graduates Starting Salaries Survey shows that the median starting salary in 2013 for inexperienced graduates in chemistry related jobs is $39,560 for bachelor’s, $55,000 for master’s, and $75,750 for Ph.D.s.
Similar differences were found in 2013 Survey and earlier Surveys (accessible for ACS members). Here are two newer survey results: C&EN June 29, 2015, New-Grad Salaries & Employment and C&EN November 14, 2016, How Do Chemists' Salaries Stack up?
An Example of Poor Scientific Presentation:
Writing Scientific Papers
Miscellaneous but Important Stuff Good to Know
Power of Positive Thinking: "Optimists are not simply being Pollyannas; they're problem solvers who try to improve situation"––Michael F. Scheier
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