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ECIs Uncensored

$700 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 30 months
WHO AM I: Harmony Colella, Ph.D. - geophysicist, 2x postdoc, creator of www.earlycareerinvestigators.com.

Early career investigators (ECIs) loosely defined as senior graduate students through pre-tenure faculty or permanent position, face many challenges.

Now -
I am embarking on a new endeavour...podcasting. I host ECIs Uncensored. I decided to create this podcast after several years of working in the ECI community. It is so important to know you (ECIs) are not alone, celebrate the successes of our peers, and have candid conversation about the issues we face today. I felt like I could do more than I have already done, reach more people, because, after all, these issues are ubquitious among ECIs. Full disclosure: I have no idea what I am doing, and I feel completely outside my comfort zone; but I know this is worthwhile effort - to help the ECI Community - so bare with me in the beginning!

WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE: This podcast will be an outlet and a resource for ECIs. I aim to provide teaching and research resources to the community, highlight the successes of ECIs, be completely honest about the challenges, you know the ones they don’t tell you or prepare you for, discuss career paths outside of academics, and learn from our mentors.

WHERE FUNDS GO: All funds will be used to support the continuation of the Early Career Investigators website and ECIs Uncensored. Several items and software has already been purchased from personal funds, but much more is needed including personnel. Just some items funds will be used for:
*1-2 more microphones
*webhosting
*membership fees to organization
*a laptop that can be used solely for producing the podcast
*recording software
*COFFEE MUGS!!!!
*an editor - yes that means I have a job opening.
*travel funds for conferences to record podcast and panels more effectively, to spread the word of the podcast
*web developer
*additional producers

Funds are requested sooner rather than later, but I am not picky. This will be an ongoing effort. Morore funds will allow me to create a team to improve the quality and content (remember I am a scientist).

WHY THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME: I was chairperson of the IRIS ECI Working group upon in inception. I have spent the last 4 years putting a lot of my effort into helping early career scientists and building and expanding this community. I have been criticized that I have done so at the expense of my scientific career; but I do not see it that way. I like to think the resources we have developed, the events and functions we have held have helped the ECI community. Supporting ECIs is something I strongly believe in, and I hope others do too.

HOW THANKFUL WILL I BE: Incredibly thankful. It is my hope that I can help others maneuver this tulmutlous road of academics, and to have the support of other who apprecaite the value is much appreciated. My promise is to always be honest.

For every donation of $50 or more you will receive a coffee mug with the ECIs Uncensored logo on it. Who doesn't love coffee!
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Check out the newest episode of ECIs Uncensored featuring Dr. Eric Lindsey.

http://www.earlycareerinvestigators.com/news/2016/3/27/dr-eric-lindsey
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Check out the newest podcast with special guest Dr. Noel Bartlow.

http://www.earlycareerinvestigators.com/news/2016/3/16/dr-noel
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Check out the new artwork for ECIs Uncensored. Thank you to one of my former students, Angela Gerhardt, for the creativity I lack. I am also happy to say she is gainful employed in Houston.

For every donation of $50.00 or more, we will be send mugs or pint glasses with the our logo once they are made - that includes those who have already donated.
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Episode 2 is now available. Enjoy my interview with Dr. Caroline Eakin, a Research Fellow at Southampton. We talk about her Nature Geoscience Paper, her new position, and life as a postdoc.
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$700 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 30 months
Created February 14, 2016
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$350
Anonymous
29 months ago
JS
$25
Justin Sweet
30 months ago

Good luck Harmony!!

HK
$50
Hunter Knox
30 months ago

Great idea! Can't wait to listen in :-)

$25
Anonymous
30 months ago
CP
$50
Christian Poppeliers
30 months ago

Yeh, Harmony!!

$100
Rob Porritt
30 months ago
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Good luck Harmony! Lets make this happen!

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