Beneath the Waterline
In fields such as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the "big one" is the NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. Nearly every incoming student applies (or has previously applied) for it. Receiving the Fellowship is a blessing, considering that it provides three years of support. At UCSC, this Fellowship is so highly revered, there is even a mandatory class for first-year students that is geared towards maximizing students' success with it.
I have a few goals in mind for this blog. In writing I hope to show:
- What graduate student life is like
- How the general process of scientific research works
- How I collect data
- What my studies have found!