Take any opportunity you can to teach while youâ€™re in graduate school. Itâ€™s an excellent experience. It looks great on the resume, and it will build your speaking/leadership skills. And, at the very least, youâ€™ll get funny stories out of it. So far, Iâ€™ve had a student who said he was so stressed out that heâ€™s going bald, a student who asked me for help reading her bank statement, and a student who admitted he Googled me and found out I was French. Teaching is full of surprises.
My research was conducted at the Institute Archives of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena where I examined the original documents of E. S. Gosney and the Human Betterment Foundation, and the Historical Files on Biology Division. Caltech is the holder of Gosneyâ€™s effects since, as founder of the Human Betterment Foundation, he had its real estate holdings transferred to the universityâ€™s biology department in 1942, making Caltech an endowment worth more than $470,000. T