The highlights: Find gifts for engineers, meet Simone Douglas-Green, and of course, a science comic.
"My labor of love and dream in the making...I can officially say I am an incoming Assistant Professor in the BME department at GT/Emory!
I was a sophomore in college when I turned to one of my best friends and said “I want to be a professor!” Fast forward ~10 years later…
Less than 6 months after defending my Ph.D. and 1 month into my postdoc, I got a call from the GT/Emory BME department chair about a unique early hire for an assistant professor position- specifically someone who was early in their postdoc career.
This past year has been a challenge- applying and interviewing for my dream job against the backdrop of a pandemic and transitioning to a new job. Imposter syndrome and fear of failure loomed in the back of my mind.
I am forever grateful for my support system including my family, PhD advisor, postdoc advisor, former/current labmates, peer mentors, and friends. They cheered me on, edited documents, provided advice, reminded me to breathe/rest, and listened to me vent when I got frustrated.
It’s humbling to know where I am going after my postdoc; being on the faculty job market and going through the application process is grueling. We need more women of color in the academy, especially in STEM disciplines. If I can be of any help (even if you just need a cheerleader!) or you have any questions about the application process, please comment below or DM me.
Following the advice of one of my mentors, I’m using these next couple years to “just be a postdoc”- learn new skills, take some (calculated) risks, and do more science.
Looking forward to opening the Douglas-Green Lab in January 2024!!"
Simone's Instagram: @drblackboots
Come see Circuit Breaker Labs at a local event! You can see our schedule HERE.
Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Maryland Christmas Show
Downtown Holiday Market
November 19 - December 23
Or visit our store for lots of fun STEM activities!
Sat. November 13 @ 6 PM
Slime Science for Kids
Tues. November 16 @ 4:30 PM
Take it Apart! For kids
Wed, November 17 @ 4:30 PM