September 14, 2007

I keep meaning to talk about our deficit of recognizing and marking important successes in science careers. One problem is that the our triumphs dribble out over time making it hard to know what to celebrate. Getting that paper submitted? Acceptance? Appearance on Medline? or in hardcopy?

Career steps are weird. Because there is always this subtle belief of “well of course”. Well of course you earned your doctorate. Well of course your institution awarded you tenure because from the outside we like your work and think you are  the real goods. Well of course you got a grant because that’s what we do here, get grants.

I have more on this.

But today let us mark the successful doctoral thesis defense of blogger Thomas Robey of “Hope for Pandora“.  Go give Dr. Robey a shout out, will ya?

Welcome to the club Thomas.

One Response to “Recognition”

  1. Thomas Robey Says:

    Thanks DrugMonkey, for your support and insight. They are appreciated!


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