I am very long overdue on a synopsis of the second day of Doctoral Directions, which took place on March 6th. (Click here for my recap of day 1.) In lieu of a long recap, I will give bullet points of some of the topics that were discussed by our keynote speakers and direct you to the Twitter feed for the conference to read some more about the talks and attendee’s thoughts on the topics.
- Joanne Kamens gave another keynote address, this time on establishing and maintaining work-life balance. “Science is not just what we do, it’s who we are. If we’re not doing science, we won’t be happy.”
- Chip Souba gave a talk on flipping the leadership paradigm. “You [graduate students] don’t have titles, but you’re all leaders.”
I left the conference before the afternoon’s breakout sessions on account of having to TA that afternoon. Regardless, this year’s Doctoral Directions was a success and I’m looking forward to next year’s conference already!