Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Postdoc problems

This totally happened to me today:
One of our senior research scientists is leaving for greener, tenure-track pastures so I'm now in charge of organizing biweekly group meetings for about fifteen grad students. At our first meeting today I spent the first ten minutes flustered, trying to connect a laptop to the projector only to realize I was using the wrong laptop and I needed a network cable, etc.

It's easy to feel inept when you have an audience.

I made a joke and laughed it off, which probably makes-up for an admittedly small blunder.  Still, I know our senior scientist left big shoes to fill and setting up the projector for our meeting is only the start of larger challenges ahead.

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