Scientific success is sweeter when you stop to celebrate. Here’s how a few of our 12 commemorate Ph.D. defenses and other achievements in the lab.
“We celebrate publications with cake. I decorate the cakes with an artistic rendition of a key figure from the manuscript.”
“Beer at group meeting, mimosas for publications, yum cha [tea and dim sum] for thesis submissions,” and lawn bowling at the holidays (shown).
DiRocco celebrates “over a nice glass of scotch.”
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cake and champagne.
“We have a fun event, such as a painting party.”
Credit: Courtesy of Luke Connal (Bowling); Courtesy of Jillian Dempsey (Cake); Shutterstock (Scotch, cork); Bottle & Bottega Chicago (Painting)