Science: A Craft

Having the right tools at hand, enables scientists to conduct their work in an effective and efficient manner. While some tools might be tailored to specific fields of research, most of them are important for all of us: communicating scientific results, writing in an accessible manner, visualizing and presenting results, and reviewing the work of peers. A mentor can help in choosing the right tools for becoming a respected scientist, and save lots of time. Guidance form a mentor that is established in the field of research is crucial, for example, for writing successful grant proposals, or choosing the right publication venue for a given work.

"We have not invited you to see a university finished,
but to see one begun."—[Ezra Cornell]