ELife graduate student Tessa Fisher is proud to announce that her short story "Recovering the Lost Art of Cuddling" has been published in the anthology _Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters_ from Worldweaver Press. The story features a microbiologist trying to survive an oncoming blizzard in a radically sustainable future. Check out the piece here.
No, graduate students should not have to go into (Further) debt for their careers
Check out John Malloy's first Nature publication - his opinion piece in Nature Careers explains how graduate students should not be responsible for paying costs for travel (even in the case of reimbursement). It is often a choice between furthering one's career and going into debt, which is an institutional problem within academia.
Pilar Vergeli & Dylan Gagler, both graduate students, attended the 8th Annual Earth-Life Space Institute Symposium in Tokyo, Japan last week! Pilar presented a poster on models of biospheres on both terrestrial and aquatic worlds - she is developing a new approach using metagenomic data to generate planetary scale models of ecosystems. Dylan presented a poster on classifying enzymes across environmental conditions.
Sara Imari Walker