Breaking the Mold: Navigating the Challenges of Being a Non-Traditional Physics PhD Student

This article addresses the challenges faced by non-traditional physics PhD students, including Black women and other women of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and those with disabilities or who are foreign-born. It also provides strategies for navigating these challenges, resources available for support, and success stories of non-traditional physics PhD students.

The Exciting World of Teaching Physics in a PhD Program: Benefits and Challenges

This article explores the benefits and challenges of teaching in a physics PhD program. It highlights the opportunities for professional development, exposure to cutting-edge research and technology, and the chance to inspire the next generation of physicists. It also discusses the challenges of balancing teaching and research responsibilities, managing diverse student backgrounds and learning styles, and coping with the pressure to excel in both teaching and research. Strategies for successful teaching in a physics PhD program are presented, including incorporating active learning and inquiry-based approaches, creating a supportive and inclusive classroom environment, and using technology and multimedia resources to enhance learning.

Navigating the PhD Journey: How to Choose the Right Physics Thesis Advisor

Published in Graduate Life / Career Development
Tags: Networking / Mentorship / Job Market

Choosing the right physics PhD thesis advisor is crucial for a successful and fulfilling PhD journey. This article outlines the factors to consider and steps to take when selecting an advisor who aligns with your research interests and goals, has a good track record and reputation, and offers funding opportunities and resources.