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Jen Heemstra on networking in C&EN

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How international students can share their culture in the lab

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Graduate alum Erika Milczek featured in C&EN

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Being outspoken about your accomplishments isn’t selfish; it’s smart

One of my goals this year has been to be more steadfast about self-advocacy. It feels as though we are taught (especially as women) to not speak up for ourselves and to always go out of our way for others. Do you have any tips for how to realize that you need to self-advocate, as…Continue readingBeing outspoken about your accomplishments isn’t selfish; it’s smart

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Designer biopolymer speaks nucleic acid and protein languages

If you’ve ever learned a language, says Jen Heemstra of Emory University, there are two levels of understanding. First you learn to read text and comprehend it. Then you begin speaking the language and interacting with others. In Heemstra’s lab, she says her team members are even more ambitious: the group is teaching molecules to…Continue readingDesigner biopolymer speaks nucleic acid and protein languages

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Being bullied? Here’s what to do

I’m being bullied by another student, who is my mentor. When I brought this up to my principal investigator (PI), they removed this student as my mentor and addressed the situation by telling the student to stop. However, the bullying has continued. I am afraid to complain about this again to the PI because of…Continue readingBeing bullied? Here’s what to do

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When is it time to leave a PhD program?

In her C&EN column, “Office Hours”, Emory Department of Chemistry professor Jen Heemstra argues that getting a master’s degree is a decision, not a downgrade.
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How to create a supportive mental health environment in your lab

In her C&EN column, “Office Hours”, Emory Department of Chemistry professor Jen Heemstra discusses three things faculty can do to help their students struggling with mental health issues.

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For grad students and postdocs, mental health begins with faculty

In her C&EN column, “Office Hours”, Emory Department of Chemistry professor Jen Heemstra discusses how mental wellness for grad students and postdocs begins with faculty.
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How to combat imposter syndrome

Jen Heemstra discusses overcoming imposter syndrome in her C&EN column, “Office Hours”.Continue readingHow to combat imposter syndrome

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Meet C&EN’s new advice columnist, Jen Heemstra

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