Questions tagged [lab-meeting]

Concerning the frequent, routine meeting of all members of a particular research group to discuss work, common problems, etc., including how to organize and participate in these meetings.

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How does academics form discussion & study environments efficiency and effectively?

As a student, I often read & hear academics meeting in workshops to discuss problems in their fields with their colleagues, or with academics in other field etc.. As a Physics & Mathematics ...
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Is it okay that I don't meet my project supervisor until I can reach a certain subgoal of a long project?

I am doing a project in my university under supervision of a professor. This project constitutes many subgoals. My supervisor told me to meet with him to discuss about the project. But I couldn't ...
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First time being in an applied math lab - what are some tips to overcome shyness?

This will be my first semester in an applied math lab. After spending a couple of years taking all theoretical math courses, essentially working in isolation the entire time, and finishing a thesis, ...
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In an international collaboration, what can be used for a shared meetings log or electronic labbook?

I started to have more and more international collaborations recently resulting in more and more (video conference) meetings. While in some meetings, there is one guys summing up the result of the ...
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What should I do if the lab I am studying at uses a language that I do not understand?

The lab I am studying at is using a language which I completely do not understand at the current time. Almost all of the discussions and presentations are in this language. Sometimes the lab members ...
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What is a “splinter meeting”? [closed]

Like this one link. It seems nobody describes it in detail.
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Research supervisor is easily distracted in meetings with me [closed]

I don't think my research professor takes me seriously. I have noticed that in several of my meetings with my PI, he gets distracted very easily. Now I know of people my age who get distracted (in ...
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How do I help minimize interruptions during group meetings as a student?

The project I work on has numerous members -- several graduate students, a couple of postdocs, and my advisor. We meet every other week to discuss progress and update one another on our status. Almost ...
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Group members want to work using virtual meeting (google hangouts) but we already have bad group dynamics

I am in the first semester of my masters degree in a professional field. I have been assigned to a group with a (fake) political stance. Every week of the semester we are expected to make ...
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Is 8:00 AM an unreasonable time to meet with my graduate students and post-doc?

I am a recently graduated PhD, but for the past few years I have been on an 8:00-16:30 schedule with a lunch break at noon. I arrive between 7:45-8:00 and get started immediately. Now I am on as a ...
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How do I tell my adviser that group meetings may be too time-consuming in my last year of my PhD?

I am finishing up my PhD this year and my adviser has recently recruited two new PhDs to our research group. I am the adviser's first student. Up until this year, we have had consistent individual ...
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Lab-meetings: How to establish a good setting?

I will finish my PhD soon. Until now I worked mostly on my own but tried to talk with my colleagues on a regular basis about methods, approaches, troubles and success. Good settings are coffee breaks ...
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How to keep one's focus during discussions, meetings and lectures

I noticed that I have more and more serious problems keeping focused, and despite my efforts to fix it the problem is just getting worse over time. When I'm in a research-related discussion with ...
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How to tell supervisor too many lengthy meetings are hurting your productivity?

My supervisor wants us to meet 3-5 times in a week with another PhD student of his. Every meeting is on average more than couple of hours. I don't know about the other student. But I feel like we are ...
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How to conduct an effective regular group meeting?

My research group has regular group meeting but I usually think it is not effective. In particular the research area of the group is very diverse, every time I just listen on something I cannot ...
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how to present a talk on work in preparation

I guess this is very common, to do a presentation to your lab. I wonder how I can cite in my slides that the presented work will be part of a future paper. I remember to see in past presentations a ...
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Is “working from home” a bad thing in academia?

Is it a bad thing in academia if a student works from home? Missing department talks and seminars is obviously bad, but in case a student is pursuing a problem alone and he feels comfortable ...
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How to format for a useful journal club?

I've been attending my lab's journal club for a while, and I'm wondering whether there are better ways out there of conducting a journal club. To make the question more generic, our club seems to have ...