Serendipity in Science: Understanding How Accidents Can Lead to Scientific Discoveries

By: Sadie Steffens, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program When the word "science" comes to mind, I think about carefully planned experiments designed to test a hypothesis.  These experiments are expected to produce a certain result to verify a scientific claim—but often, these carefully planned experiments yield unexpected, or even unwanted, results. … Continue reading Serendipity in Science: Understanding How Accidents Can Lead to Scientific Discoveries

Preparing Science Grad Students for a Career Away from the Bench

By: Sara Love, associate director for business development in the Office of Technology Development What happens when you receive the degree you’ve worked so hard to achieve but realize you do not want to spend your career teaching or working in a lab?  There are a lot of great career options for individuals with post-graduate … Continue reading Preparing Science Grad Students for a Career Away from the Bench