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Faculty Interviews

The 2012-2013 Turning Points series shares excerpts from student interviews with the School of Natural Sciences faculty to bring slice-of-life experiences to view for the Rice community and beyond.

In the fall of 2011, the School of Social Sciences Gateway program initiated the Gateway Study of Leadership (GSL), which brought undergraduate fellows together to organize and lead interviews with the Rice School of Social Sciences faculty to discover career journeys and inspiration behind research endeavors, plus their thoughts regarding the role of academia in society. 

In the 2012-2013 academic year, GSL fellows organized and conducted interviews with Natural Sciences faculty exploring their initial interest in science, career decisions, plus an additional focus in leadership in academia. Participating faculty members shared their experiences and thoughts on the role of the collaborative nature of research, working with mentors, developing a variety of skills along the way, discovering opportunities and ultimately embracing leadership roles when necessary.

Faculty Interviews