Hello everyone! I’m a PhD student studying atmospheric physics; Arctic snow, at the moment, to be more specific. Most of my work is of the computational/data analysis variety, though I’m working both with data from remote sensing observations and from models. I spend much of my time wrangling large datasets with Python, but thankfully, I enjoy doing it (most of the time)!
I just wish I’d remembered more of the science from that meeting, and less of the grant-related stuff
They ended up replying to me with an exclamation mark in their email, so now, I worry that I came across as unenthusiastic
But then, I doubt anyone thinks that much about emails they receive from me; I definitely don’t overthink the phrasing in emails I receive. For the most part. As long as they’re not very important
grad student free food tips
I know this probably seems fairly common-sense, but I don’t see a lot of people in my department doing this. The other bonus is that your container can double as a plate/bowl so you don’t have to use disposable ones. I also keep a reusable spork around to save on disposable utensils as well.
Granted, I have an office, so it’s easier for me because I can keep all this in my desk and not have to carry it all the time. But if you can manage it, I highly recommend it.
grad student free food tips
If you’re a grad student in a department that has free food sometimes, keep a reusable container in your office or close at hand. If there’s leftovers that nobody wants, you can grab some in your container and have food for later.
Just be sure not to grab excess food if there’s still people who haven’t had any, but once everybody’s done, it’s fair game. (As a bonus, if the food was going to be thrown away afterwards, then you’re reducing food waste!)
I should probably just put a mat under my desk in my office, but that requires forethought, which I lack
tip for students' pronouns
Instead of asking my students to tell me their pronouns, I prefer to ask them to write them down on cards or on the sign-in sheet. It's an alternative to not out folx who aren't ready for that And you are still actively affirming your trans students regardless of whether they are ready to be out or not!
I know a lot of people find importance in asking students to state their pronouns as a normalization process, but there are other ways to do this too.
My February went from “this is my rest month” to “I guess I’m travelling to two different meetings within ten days of each other, and one of them is out of the country.”
Pronouns: he/him or they/them
PhD student, computational atmospheric physics
Research interests: Arctic snow, sea ice, climate, remote sensing
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