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2021

Picture a scientist documentary

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An excellent documentary

I recently watched the documentary Picture a Scientist (https://www.pictureascientist.com). It is about the invisible (and often very visible) barriers that women have when they go into scientific careers. After watching it I was shocked, but not surprised, about the stories and aweful situations most if not all women have to endure. However, at this is not a critic of the documentary, I was also left with the question. What should we do? How do we solve this? What are the short, medium and long term actions that we have to take as a society? I don’t know, but I hope there is plenty of research about it. I’ll look into it. For the moment I’m looking forward for the pannel discussion the School of Public Health at Michigan is going to have on the topic. Read more

A quick thought about inclusive teaching

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A conversation that made me think

I had a fascinating talk today with a peer that sparked in me the idea of inclusive teaching. I mean that an inclusive teacher must develop many channels for students to participate in class. Only having one channel will benefit more those students that feel comfortable participating through that channel. This face of inclusive teaching is getting more common, especially with the increase of technology. Now you can reach out to professors through various methods, and it is not uncommon for them to have several of them available to students. However, I wonder how a teacher/professor can diversely evaluate students so that every student gets assessed so that their strengths shine more than their weaknesses. In all, so that grades reflect the best of all students and not just how well they can perform in a specific way. Read more

I got an internship!

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After few months the search has ended.

I’m going to be an Research Scientist for Eli Lilly Company during 12 weeks over the summer. I’ll be working on simulations to assess methods of data integration for clinical trials. I’m very happy for this opportunity. If you want to read about my journey to get an internship click here Read more