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    April 13, 2015

    STEM study: Women twice as likely to be hired as comparably qualified men

    The study “will definitely make people think more thoroughly and more subtly” about the issue, says psychologist Virginia Valian of Hunter College in New York City.

    November 04, 2014

    Packaging workforce data for public consumption

    A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.

    Boston College with skyline
    April 15, 2013

    Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

    SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.
     

    June 25, 2014

    What’s Your Science Degree Worth?

    Yes, a new study says, going to college does make financial sense—especially if you major in a STEM field (or business).

    September 26, 2013

    Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

    Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

    The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
    July 22, 2013

    Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

    China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

    Taken for Granted
    June 20, 2013

    Project to Track Ph.D. Careers

    The Ph.D. Placement Project from the Chronicle of Higher Education aims to gather and report data on career outcomes for people with Ph.D.s.

    Taken for Granted
    December 04, 2013

    Women Benefit from Project-Based Approach to Learning STEM

    Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    May 19, 2006

    Making a Difference: Work as a Chemical Engineer

    "I feel like I'm making a useful contribution not only to the company but to the environment," says chemical engineer John Ma of Dow Chemical Canada.

    Patrick Canupp
    January 11, 2013

    Science on the Fast Track

    NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

     
    May 08, 2014

    A Ph.D., and the Olympic Games

    While doing his Ph.D., Adam Scholefield found the time to become a professional water polo player and take part in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    November 23, 2012

    Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

    Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

    March 12, 2014

    Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

    Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    April 10, 2013

    Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

    A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    Taken for Granted
    April 26, 2013

    Canada to Scrap Points System for High-Skilled Immigration

    Canada is now moving toward high-skilled immigration based on employment, according to the newsmagazine Maclean’s.
     

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