• Question: do you work alone or in groups

    Asked by Salim to Jonathan, Kellie, Kevin, Melissa, Stephanie on 25 Apr 2016. This question was also asked by Dacee04, 294hemb37, SAVAGEONFLEEK, its_courtney, Kid Genius.
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      Stephanie Moon answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      I work alone on my own research project most of the time, but every week I meet with my adviser and the rest of the lab to talk about research. I work with other scientists and engineers (and students) to teach and do outreach activities though.. and I also work with my husband on research projects sometimes too!

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      Kevin Baker answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      My lab is big on teamwork, everyone helps everyone. If I am sick or have class, someone else in the lab will step in to help me with my project. However, I have to make sure they can read my handwriting and leave great instructions for them!

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      Jonathan Jackson answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      In my lab, we work in groups! Like everyone else in our group, I have a few projects that are my responsibility. But we work together on everything! We don’t write articles or give talks without lots of people weighing in and pointing out things we may have missed. It really makes the science much stronger.

    • Photo: Kellie Jaremko

      Kellie Jaremko answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      Two brains are better than one! Teamwork is a big part of medicine and research for me. Sometimes I work on collecting data alone but then for the finished project or updates along the way its great to see what other people think. For special skills I don’t have like complicated math degrees it helps to work with others.

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      Melissa Wilson Sayres answered on 26 Apr 2016:

      Both. I do a lot of programming on my own, but most projects are team projects that require input from many people.