Hertz Community Blog

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Improving Agriculture with Mathematical Models
Posted: 9/7/2017

What can you accomplish when you have support? Quite a lot. I’m ... More >>>

Finding My Niche in the Scientific Ecosystem
Posted: 8/31/2017

In the past, I have often made choices by process of elimination. I knew I wanted to major in engineering, but what kind? Well, I didn’t think I h ... More >>>

The Hertz Summer Workshop: From Seed to Success
Posted: 8/24/2017

From Seed…

The Hertz Summer Workshop began a decade ago as a germ of an idea in the mind of a Hertz Fellow—Ray Sidney. Ray was attending another event hosted by ... More >>>

Practical Risk-Taking
Posted: 8/22/2017

One of mankind’s greatest strengths is our willingness and ability to take risks. Some of the risks are physical (mountain climbing, sky diving). Some risks are financial (buying a home, star ... More >>>

Opening the Gates: The New Hertz Fellows in Global
Posted: 8/15/2017

Robbee Baker Kosak

Sanitation and clean water. Malaria and polio. Superbugs and the need for new antibiotics. What do all of these ha ... More >>>

Early Love Of Science Results In New Discoveries
Posted: 7/10/2017

I’ve been interested in science since my earliest days. In the first grade, I played with magnets and wondered why they attract or repel each other, and why they pick up little bits of black ... More >>>

Transforming Challenges into Rewards
Posted: 6/19/2017

Exploring and extending the frontiers of knowledge is the essential part of getting a PhD in the applied sciences, and an integral part of this exploration is persisting through all the dead-ends, ... More >>>

Into the Labyrinth and Back
Posted: 6/6/2017

Imagine pushing deep into a labyrinth, with an objective and nothing but a dimly perceived thread to guide you back out. You must trust this thread, even if it seems it could be severed in an insta ... More >>>

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Posted: 5/15/2017

Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Bonnie and Clyde. R2-D2 and C-3PO. Batman and Robin. They’re better together, as the best teams are. Working together to solve problems, overcome obstacles and sup ... More >>>

A PhD Conditions the Mind for Failure - and Success
Posted: 5/4/2017

If you never fail, you probably ought to find something more challenging to work on. These days, I spend most of my time inventing, doing science, and figuring out how my company can realize the mo ... More >>>


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