Entries by Katie Rogers

Taproot S4E4: Graduate Interviews Demystified

In the previous episode, we talked with Dr. Scott Barolo about his research and shared tips for completing written graduate school applications. In this episode, we go to the next step, following up with Scott to discuss what to do once you’ve made it to the interviews. Scott shares tips for how to excel at […]

Functional Phenomics: Studying Root Physiology Using Affordable Open Source Tools

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 11 AM PST (UTC-8) | 1 PM CST (UTC-6) | 2 PM EST (UTC-5) Functional phenomics is an emerging discipline that utilizes phenotyping, physiology, multivariate statistics, and simulation modeling to generate and test new hypotheses about how plant traits integrate to influence crop performance and other attributes. Open science is […]

Social Media for Scientists: What, Why, and How

Recorded: Friday, September 27 Scientists are increasingly using social media as vehicles through which to communicate with other scientists and the public. Social media platforms also provide excellent opportunities to build professional networks, learn about opportunities, and develop a sense of community around what can be at times a difficult and lonely vocation. In this […]

All aboard the mentor-ship: making and using an Individual Development Plan

When: Tuesday, September 10, at 1 PM EDT | 10AM PDT Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are a tool to facilitate student-trainer relationships and help students and post-docs of all levels to evaluate their project and career progress and set goals for the future. Katie Murphy and Laura Klasek are graduate students in the Plant Biology […]

Taproot S4E0: Season 4 Starts Soon!

This season’s theme is “Cultivating a Career”, and we’ll talk about this from both sides–ideas and advice for your own career AND for helping the careers of others.  Be sure to listen to our previous seasons while you wait and stay tuned! http://cast.rocks/hosting/8420/S4E0-Teaser.mp3 How to listen, download and subscribe to The Taproot podcast The Taproot […]