ome graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—only do research, under the guidance of a mentor. Other STEM grad students also have teaching responsibilities, for example, instructing undergrads or local high schoolers. Now a study finds that grad students who also teach show significant improvement in written research proposals, compared with grad students with no teaching requirement. The finding appears in the journal Science. [David Feldon et al, Graduate Students’ Teaching Experiences Improve Their Methodological Research Skills]
Having more and diverse experiences helps: another example everything is linked with everything else.