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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,144 Comments | ]
Meet the 2011 incoming class!

Welcome to this year’s new MCBers!

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,233 Comments | ]
Designing great presentations

We all have to give presentations during our grad school careers, from lab meeting to committee meetings, posters and talks for conferences, and hopefully someday job talks. The difference between a good presentation and a bad one could have a big impact on your career, or at least impress your PI.

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[9 Sep 2011 | 613 Comments | ]
Teaching the teachers

Five years’ worth of Biol 200 quarters has gotten Wiggins thinking about what makes a good teacher, especially what makes a good science teacher. And he’s got some ideas about how we can all be better science communicators.

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,739 Comments | ]

Three quick pieces of advice to TAs from Ben Wiggins, who chatted with us about teaching and talking about science:
1. Come in humble. If you do, you can serve a lot of people. If you come in demanding respect for your position, you will lose people.
2. Be as efficient as you can. The coolest things about teaching won’t happen until the other prep (like planning, grading, etc.) is done.
3. You will make mistakes. Don’t be afraid of them. By making mistakes and accepting it, …

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,259 Comments | ]
Photo contest: Show us your worst contamination photos!

We want to see your best/worst contamination photos!