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    September 30, 2011

    Are African Americans Surging in Computer Science?

    A report suggests a big jump in Black/African-American enrollment in computer science graduate programs.

    December 02, 2011

    To Replicate or Not To Replicate?

    Graduate students need to decide whether to spend time replicating other scientists' data.

    September 26, 2013

    Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

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

    March 09, 2012

    Your Research, Their Hope

    Scientists working with patient-advocacy groups need to set legal and ethical guidelines so interactions can be mutually beneficial.

    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.

    September 23, 2011

    How Many Astronauts Do We Need?

    A newly Shuttle-less NASA is trying to figure out how many astronauts to recruit.

    February 17, 2013

    Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

    At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

    November 16, 2012

    Materials Researchers Find Opportunity in Biomedicine

    As biomedical applications emerge, materials scientists find new research opportunities but less funding.

    September 04, 2013

    "Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

    Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

    April 13, 2012

    Computational Biologists: The Next Pharma Scientists?

    Drug development companies are now hiring more computational biologists, creating an abundance of high-paying jobs.

    July 06, 2012

    Pushing Students Toward STEM

    A national STEM workforce conference suggests numerous plans to boost STEM education and training, but few to make jobs more desirable.

    May 06, 2013

    Indre Viskontas

    This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

    Stephanie McGuire
    June 24, 2013

    Stephanie McGuire

    Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

    kangaroo
    May 28, 2013

    NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

    Eligibility for the K99/R00 "kangaroo" award will cut to 4 years post-Ph.D. to encourage postdocs to apply earlier.

    December 09, 2011

    Advice for Future Pharma Scientists: Start Small

    As the industry moves away from the big pharma model, drug development scientists are likely to find more and better opportunities at smaller companies, and even academic labs.

    October 28, 2011

    Tips From the Top

    Who better than Nobel Prize–winning scientists to offer advice for scoring science's top prize for yourself?

    December 23, 2011

    Breakthrough Behind the Scenes

    Kimberly Powers's epidemiological research on HIV helped set the stage for this year's Science Breakthrough of the Year.

    February 24, 2012

    Stepping Out of Big Pharma's Shadow

    As big-pharma jobs disappear, pharma scientists are landing at start-ups, launching their own, or joining academia.

    December 14, 2012

    Big Hopes, Small Changes for Biomedical Training

    In implementing the recommendations of its Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group, NIH decides to play it safe.

    January 25, 2013

    Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

    The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

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