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For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.
China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.
Jennifer Zimbroff (pictured above) wanted to understand why qualified high school students, especially minority students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, fail to take advantage of the college opportunities that are available to them.
Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.
"I think that looking at the observable effects of diversity on a group’s performance is a really fruitful way to get a sense of what diversity really means." --Samuel R. Sommers
Despite some progress, a report says, postdocs need to take more responsibility for their careers.
The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.
Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.
"I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams
This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.
A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.
Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.
A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.
"Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber
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.
Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.
Three young scientists tell Science Careers how their experiences at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting influenced their research and career.
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