On the importance of MOTION

[By: Iara de Almeida]

This is July 2019. By now all of us ESR’s have been PhD candidates at our universities for 9 months, we are at the brink of our careers. One foot in, but still rubbing our eyes to make sure it is indeed true. All is new and wonderful. Every setback is a challenge to be conquered. But, when the day ends and the “dragons” of MATLAB or Python or Experimental Design are put down and work to our advantage, who are we but just a couple of young adults – kids, let’s face it – trying to make it in Research. This idea of balance has troubled me since the start.

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Motion Algorithm of an ESR’s pathway to success – a sci-fi case study

[By: Iara de Almeida]

Although it may not be true that all conscience afflicted beings have wondered “What is life? Why are we here? Where did I come from?” it isn’t hard to imagine that out in the world, hyperventilating at the same frequency, PhD students around the world ask themselves those very questions.

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