Dr. Mom, My Adventures as a Mommy-Scientist

Discussion of my journey from grad school to postdoc to tenure with two kids, a husband, (and a bit of breast cancer) in tow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A day in the life...

I just found another nice blog by a women in environmental engineering trying to make it to tenure. Her format seems to be a description of daily activities. I thought you guys might want to know what things are like so here goes my activities for the next week.

Well, today I got to work and finished reviewing a paper that I was asked to peer-review. It is a little awkward because I know the authors. I imagine that is why they selected me as a reviewer. The work is just that shade of marginal which prevents outright rejection, but not good enough to feel good about passing it on. I made several suggestions though that I think would improve it significantly.

Next, attended the required preventing violence in the workplace training. Wow, hope I never have to use that.

Now, thinking about experiments for tomorrow. I should probably work on the book chapter that I have committed to writing (due next month) or the grant I said I would look at (for my PI)(due Oct 1).

Oh yeah, and I have family visiting tonight that I need to plan around. Well that's my day. It's a new one tomorrow.


At 8:10 PM , Blogger ScienceWoman said...

It has been a pleasure to read your entire blog. I'm comforted to know that there are other women out there who feel as I do that the demands placed on us by the traditions of academia are out of date and discouraging some excellent scientists. I will continue to read your blog, and I look forward to some more insightful comments on mine.


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