Cameron Kashani is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, the founder of COACCEL, the Human Accelerator, and the co-founder of Coloft, the first co-working space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs. She was featured in Forbes and other magazines as one of the most inspirational women in technology. She earned the title of Godmother of the Silicon Beach, and her enterprise, COACCEL, trained more than 4000 Entrepreneurs and 700 … Read More Interview with the Godmother of the Silicon Beach: Cam Kashani
We’re getting lonelier. Surprisingly, one out of three people between the ages of 25 and 35 feel lonely outside academia. When asked, they answered that they have felt lonely most of the time in the last week (1). In academia, this problem is much bigger. 67% of PhD students suffer from loneliness and often feel very isolated. They admitted that the feeling of isolation … Read More A Way Out From Isolation In Academia – Power of Social Media
Long a while ago a wrote two articles which were the manifesto of my PhD advocacy commitment: The first one life beyond PhD, the other one about transferable skills gained during a PhD. I will explore this topic a bit more today. I am fortunate enough to be part of a PhD programme designed in partnership with industries. Part of my PhD is also … Read More Why it is important to acquire transferable skills. Life beyond PhD
On Monday the 26th of February, Asynt.ltd came to the University of Nottingham to make an interview about myself. They were interested in my input on science communication and my use of social media to promote science and my research. They also selected me as an Ambassador of Sustainability as I use some of the lab equipment they provide to minimise the waste of … Read More Collaboration with Asynt.ltd
The portrait of myself as a Female Scientist can also be found here Meet Teresa Ambrosio – scientist – woman – advocate! Teresa is a PhD student in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. She graduated cum laude from La Sapienza – University of Rome in 2014. Her current research is based on C-H activations and how to develop more sustainable chemical reactions. Teresa … Read More Collaboration with the Female Scientist association
A while ago, I wrote an article about PhD and mental health issues starting the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone. The outcome was impressive. The article went viral and got around 3500 views. I got so many feedback from people grateful that I shared my experience and came up with solutions. Back then, I encouraged students to seek professional advice and talk to a counsellor. Many universities … Read More PhD and anxiety – Part 2
This article has also ben publish by the female scientist association. A recent report published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diversity Landscape of the Chemical Science, put together some of the available evidence about the current state of diversity in the chemical sciences, with the particular focus on the United Kingdom. Specifically, three different parameters were taken into account: gender, disability and minority … Read More How do we encourage more women into STEM?
Conference season is coming soon and you are might be wondering whether to apply for one. When I started my PhD, my supervisor told me that one of the criteria to have a successful PhD is the presentation of your work at academic conferences. To be more precise, what you should need is attendance at three conferences and you must have done at least … Read More PhD Life – How to make an outstanding academic presentation