Growing Up in Academia

An Honest Conversation Series About Becoming and Being a Researcher

What is it to be a scientist or scholar? Growing Up in Academia is a conversation series with academics at different stages of their careers. It focuses on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV.”

Each event features an open conversation (interview) with a different faculty member, representing the broad spectrum of academic life. We will cover topics such as dealing with expectations (your own and others’), the role of luck/coincidence in scientific discovery, impostor syndrome, procrastination, and conflicts with advisors. Join us for a conversation about the human factors that universally inform the profession, but that too often remain unspoken. Each event will be hosted and presented by Lucia Melloni (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics).

 

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Growing up in Academia with Karen Zentgraf

Busting Sports Myths with Endurance and Dedication

What does it mean to be a scientist or scholar? “Growing up in Academia” is a conversation series with academics at different stages of their careers focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”. On Monday, September 21, 2020, Growing Up in Academia features Karen Zentgraf, Professor for Movement and Exercise Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt.

Hosted and presented by Lucia Melloni Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. The online application for this event is Zoom Webinar. You can register for the event by using this link.

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Growing up in Academia with Yee Lee Shing

Memories of a Memory Researcher

What does it mean to be a scientist or scholar? “Growing up in Academia” is a conversation series with academics at different stages of their careers focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”. On Monday, February 17th, 2020, Growing Up in Academia features Prof. Dr. Yee Lee Shing, Professor of Developmental Psychology, Goethe-University, Frankfurt.

Hosted and presented by Lucia Melloni, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics.

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Growing up in Academia with Moritz Helmstaedter

Not your „classical“ career...

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in Academia” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing Up in Academia with Melissa Vo

Steering Aircraft vs. Steering Research Projects

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in science” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing up in Academia with Tatjana Tchumatchenko

Hard Work Alone Is Never Enough

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in Academia” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing up in Academia with Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann

When life gives you Latin, make music out of it.

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in Academia” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing up in Academia with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

From Physics to Zebrafish (with a Nobel Prize along the way)

What is it to be a scientist or scholar? How do I become one? “Growing up in Academia” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing up in Science with Erin Schuman and Gilles Laurent

A Love Story. With Brains.

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in science” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing up in Science with Jeremy Wolfe

How a summer job turned into a career in visual research

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in science” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing Up in Science with Christian Fiebach

Love at second sight for a career in brain sciences

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in science” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing up in Science with Wolf Singer

How a carpenter discovered his passion for neuroscience

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in science” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing Up in Science with Leon Deouell

He was going to be a physician but a patient with brain damage changed his path...

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in science” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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Growing Up in Science with David Poeppel

Director at the MPIEA, Professor at NYU, Graduate of MIT, passionate actor… Wait, what?!

What is it to be a scientist? How does one become a scientist? “Growing up in science” is a conversation series with academics at different levels of their career focusing on the sometimes short, sometimes long and winding roads behind the “official CV”.

Presented by Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

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