Verve Magazine, Winter 2017 PDF Version
Learning to Teach
If you’re a postdoc like me and want to secure a teaching faculty position, eventually you’re going to find yourself seated in front of a research committee and answering the question “how will you engage undergraduates in your research?”
Despite being at the forefront of pioneering research, academia is, at times, conspicuously old-fashioned, and one division that is ripe for an update is postdoctoral research.
In 2004, James Wilde left NC State to launch a new career in the corporate arena. Twelve years later, he returned to NC State as Head of Agribusiness for the New Zealand government’s Trade and Enterprise Agency (NZTE) to explain precisely why business skills are a good investment for postdocs.
Breathing in Bali
Katy Roach takes us to Bali and describes her own expensive lesson in mindfulness.
Nomad to Reseracher
On a sunny afternoon in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ahmed Mohamed sits in a Port City Java café more than 4,000 miles away from his childhood home in Mauritania, Africa.