Have you ever wondered what your advisor struggled with as a graduate student? What they struggle with now? Growing up in science is a conversation series featuring personal narratives of becoming and being a scientist … At a typical Growing up in Science event, one faculty member shares their life story, with a focus on struggles, failures, doubts, detours, and weaknesses. Common topics include dealing with expectations, impostor syndrome, procrastination, luck, rejection, conflicts with advisors, and work- life balance, but these topics are always embedded in the speaker’s broader narrative.

from NYU Growing up in science website Background section

Growing up in science is a global conversational story sharing series about the hidden challenges and insights during their journey to one’s career.

WiSTEM is featuring women scientists within Washu community to share their stories.

If you’d like to be included in WiSTEM email list for this series or have a recommendation for a speaker, please email wistem@wustl.edu or Jiaxin Cindy Tu

2022-2023 Schedule

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Dr. Jennifer Philips

May 10th, 2023, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

FLTC 201

Dr. Helen McNeill

April 12th, 2023, 5:00PM – 6:00PM

FLTC 201

Dr. Sharon Cresci

March 9, 2023, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Couch Building 4001B

Dr. Nichole Mercier

October 27th, 2022, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Couch Building 4001B