How to Become a Scientist

Friday, August 5th, 2011

One of my more popular posts is Five Qualities Required to be a Scientist.  In response, I get a lot of comments and email from kids / teenagers who want advice about how to become a scientist. Now, as a practical matter, being a scientist is like being a writer.  No one makes you into […]

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Advice for High School Students Interested in Majoring in Astronomy in College

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

I made some strategic errors in my career, mostly because I split my energy between engineering and astronomy double majoring when it would have been better to commit to one or the other early.   By most measures, I’ve done fine, now being a tenured professor at the University of Wyoming, with a salary, research, and […]

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Nine Tips for Success on the On-Campus Interview for Faculty Jobs

Friday, December 10th, 2010

I recently posted some thoughts and advice for landing a faculty job.   I didn’t mention much about what to do, and not do, on the actual live interview short-listed candidates get.   I’ll try to stay general, but my expertise is based on experiences on both sides of the process in the field of astronomy and […]

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