Monday Motivation #108 (6/20/22)

Three Things to Try This Week

Make Time for Reflectionfocusing on the tasks at hand is important, particularly if our to-do list is leading to a graduate degree. But it’s also valuable to take time to reflect periodically and make sure our current and future choices are still aligned with our goals and values. This article offers 100 different reflective questions to consider in several areas of personal and professional growth.

More Resources

  • Interested in building your own professional skills? Consider enrolling in CMSE 890 005 for Fall 2022, which covers communications, teamwork, leadership and mentoring skills in the context of interdisciplinary research. This course includes two separate certificate programs, is appropriate for all STEM graduate students, and (full disclosure!) is co-taught by me and Dirk Colbry.
  • MSU CSTAT is offering a webinar on June 29 about data analysis, which can count as 1 hour of RCR training towards the annual refresher requirements for PhD students. Learn more and register here:
  • On June 25, Meridian Township (home to Okemos and Haslett) is celebrating the in-person return of its annual festival, which will be held near the Farmer’s Market in the north parking lot of the Meridian Mall. Learn more about this fun, free event here:



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Katy Luchini Colbry

Katy Luchini Colbry

wanted to send a few supportive emails to her students, but ended up with a weekly blog. Follow along to see how long it takes her to run out of stories….