Our Current Members
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Thank you for your dedication to the Present Your PhD family. You will find links to all the documents you need for membership and presentations. Let us know if you need anything else!
Grow Your Skills
Make sure you have access to PyPhD Box; that’s where we keep all our past presentations, notes, and helpful materials.
Want to check out what PyPhD has been up to in the past? Check out our newsletter archives!
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Showcasing our members’ awesome scicomm and outreach skills is what we’re here for! We want to ensure you know our plans for your gorgeous face
Unsure of membership requirements? We keep them pretty sparse, but you check out the sparknotes version below.
Present Your PhD is an official student organization, recognized by Baylor, through GSA. Read more about that process and it’s effects.
EARLY STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
We know that many young students may not even know a scientist. So we designed a presentation to engage them in the process of thinking like a researcher and inspire their scientific minds!
PyPhD was founded with the mission to bridge the Waco and the Baylor communities. We do that by collaborating with dedicated educators, communicators, and locals alike.
Present Your PhD empowers our members have full control over their success, and, therefore, the success of our collaborations. We are proud to have a diverse and passionate member base.
It can be hard to answer the “why do we have to know this?” question. We do our best to match our research to what you are teaching in the classroom or to students’ interests.
Have you ever wanted to share your research but weren’t sure how or where to start? Does your writing lack broader impacts? Join us to enhance your graduate school experience and training.
Science is Sexy
Everything we do at PyPhD focuses on translating our work to the public. We connect with schools and museums and libraries in Waco, TX and work to convince the public that “science is sexy.” That it is worth paying attention to and we aren’t inaccessible brainiacs that slave away in our labs or offices.
We collaborate and we publish and some of us even leverage #sciencetwitter to share our findings. And this is awesome!
But, we can do more. We can share how we are doing these things, and what are the best ways to share our work. Below, you’ll find some of the resources that we at PyPhD have found to be helpful.
Why Communicating Science Matters
Connect with Others
Join Grad Student Slack, #scicomm channel
Sign up for Skype a Scientist
Share your time and your passion with Letters to a Pre-Scientist
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!
Read more that journal articles
- Giving a Great Presentation by Patricia Gosling and Bart Noordam
- Tips and tricks for all stages of giving a talk by Suzanne Ulm
- Quick PhD Pitch by David Payne (great tips for the 3 Minute Thesis!)
Why Our Mission is Important
- Why Low-Income Kids Are Nowhere in STEM by Matthew Lynch; Describes the cyclical nature that results in slowly pushing out valuable, intelligent students
- Early Science by Madeline Will
- Draw a Scientist by Ed Yong; Young students typically draw their own gender, but older students “weren’t putting some universal gender bias onto paper, but instead accurately reflecting the proportion of women and men in various professions.”
- The Female Scientist
- Tenure, She Wrote
- From the Lab Bench
- Next Scientist
- Top 50 Blogs
Other Great Resources
Things to listen to in lab
- Hello PhD
- Superwomen in Science
- Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria
- The Startup Scientist
- The Story Collider
Put it into practice
- Up Goer Five: only use the most common 1.000 words in the English language. See the US Space Team’s version!
- Write for Frontiers, a magazine written by scientists for readers with young minds
Events and Opportunities
- AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
- AAAS Science and Technology Fellows
- SciComm Camp
- Science Talk