NEW ON IBIOLOGY COURSES: PLANNING YOUR SCIENTIFIC JOURNEY
Introducing "Planning Your Scientific Journey"
As scientists, we know that science can be an amazing, fun, and an incredibly rewarding adventure. But it can also be messy, aimless, and frustrating. With our new course, aimed at graduate students and postdocs, we hope to prevent some of the frustration involved in doing research and help you become more productive and satisfied in your training.
Planning Your Scientific Journey is a free online course iBiology plans to offer in early October. The course equips trainees with concrete tools and practical advice to choose a good scientific problem and plan the long journey ahead.
Our upcoming, free online course is 5 weeks long, approximately 2-4 hours per week. It aims to provide insights into the process of science and teaches how you can develop a good scientific problem as well as plan your long journey ahead. By the end of the course, you will have:
- A plan for how to approach your scientific question and other research goals.
- An agenda for a meeting with your mentor to get feedback on your plan.
Interested? We’re accepting applicants for our Fall program. Sign up today!
Planning Your Scientific Journey has been developed by a diverse group of leading scientists, such as Nobel Laureates, accomplished faculty, and junior scientists, who conceptualize and engage in different aspects of scientific training in deep and meaningful ways. They’re excited to share their wisdom with you and usher in a new generation of well-prepared colleagues.
Our innovative curriculum is unlike any other online science course. Our course offers an engaging format with expert instruction that will help you navigate the most challenging aspects of getting a research project started. Our hope is that you will end our course more prepared and inspired to begin your own scientific journey!
As you “meet” the leading scientists in biology, you’ll find out how they think about scientific questions and conduct their research. Plus, our course is honest in addressing common questions and concerns so that you will be better equipped for the challenges you will likely face in your career. The course touches on themes, such as:
- Self-Knowledge: We’ll explore the importance of self-discovery in doing science. Applying what you know about yourself to how you think about and do science will more likely lead to a satisfied and successful research experience.
- Communication: Science is not a solitary exercise. By talking to mentors and colleagues, you will get invaluable feedback that will strengthen your ideas and plans and help keep you on track toward your path to success.
- Resilience: It’s one of the most important attributes for a scientist in order to move through difficult and often discouraging moments. Expert faculty provide insight into the process of science and give tips on how to approach challenges and to set realistic expectations for your training.
- Individuality & Diversity: Different perspectives are instrumental in the approach to scientific problems. In stark contrast, narrow and homogenous thinking limits ideas—and even detrimentally affects results interpretation. So we’ll talk about the countless ways to carve a path through research that can harness your unique skills and ways of thinking, while also incorporating the diverse perspectives of your colleagues, in ways that bring immense value to the scientific enterprise.
JOIN US IN OUR MISSION TO ENHANCE THE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE.
Sign up today for our new course that begins this October. Over the next few months, we’ll stay in touch with behind-the-scenes advice from our expert instructors and other updates.