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February 27, 2013

Content Collection: Gaining Independence

Achieving independence as a researcher is a balancing act, requiring planning, on-the-job training, and diplomacy.

October 30, 2009

Returning to Science

With the right support, it is possible to succeed in science after a family-related hiatus.

June 11, 2010

Designing a Career in Biomedical Engineering

Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists can all contribute to the development of medical devices and assistance technologies.

October 19, 2001

There Is Life...

June 18, 2004

Science Policy's Frontline

From the director and board to the directorates and offices at NSF, these specialists play a vital role in making sure the science policy "machine" runs smoothly.

August 23, 2002

Minorities and Foreign Nationals--A Physicist’s Perspective on the Job Market

"The influx of foreign students has driven down starting salaries so much that a career in physics or any other science and technology field is unattractive."

November 28, 2003

Facing Adversity: A Positive Spin

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March 02, 2001

Underrepresented Minorities in Science: In a Majority, Minority Experience

April 02, 2010

Profiles in Technological Adaptation

With assists from technology -- sometimes high and sometimes low -- these scientists are overcoming obstacles and getting their work done.

August 03, 2007

The Curt Flood Effect

"We hear persistent reports of postdocs and other folks working on grants who are either forbidden to take maternity leave or told that if they do, they'll be fired." --Joan Williams

November 30, 2007

Big Science at a Small College

"Andrea treats me like someone who’s intelligent enough to run a laboratory experiment by himself, but she’s always there for questions. She’ll have a long conversation with a former student who’s visiting from med school, or talk to us about our futures, or hang out and discuss TV. She’s your friend, and she cares about you." --Matthew Mansh

January 14, 2011

Perspective: Stumbling Through History: Discovering Unsung African-American Chemists

Two chemists uncover the story of the Knox brothers, who had distinguished careers in chemistry at a time when that was a very difficult thing to do for African Americans.

January 28, 2011

A Loyal Fan of Women's Health Research

Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson's enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.

April 08, 2011

Q&A: Philip Phillips: A Roundabout Approach to Superconductivity

His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.

January 06, 2012

Getting Science to Those Who Need It

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur found his calling helping biotech-derived therapies reach those who need them most.

September 24, 2004

The Battle Is at the Top

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May 21, 2004

Diversity in the S&E Workforce: Industry vs. Academia

--Dr. Willie Pearson, chair of Georgia Tech's School of History, Technology, and Society

July 23, 2004

Minority Issues Are Everyone's Issues: Part 2

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September 08, 2006

Policy Issues and Emotions

"Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

December 17, 2004

From Buenos Aires to Bosons

Although her research ranges from the smallest particles of matter to the larger, ever-expanding universe, Carena has always stayed true to herself and led an otherwise normal life.