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August 31, 2001

Making Room for Diversity Makes Sense

Successful diversity programs level the playing field for women and minorities by addressing their needs and teaching undergraduates the unwritten rules of academic science.

August 31, 2001

Connecting People

E-science, or grid computing, looks set to fundamentally change the way that scientists work.

August 31, 2001

Reintroducing the Intro Course

Figuring out what works is vitally important to the country, say U.S. educators. Each year, hundreds of thousands of U.S. students get their only exposure to science in an intro class--and most leave without understanding how science works or with any desire to take further courses.

August 31, 2001

Financial Planning for Scientists, Part II: An Introduction to Mutual Funds

Any one individual only has a small amount of money, but a whole bunch of people together have enough money that they can hire a fulltime expert.

September 07, 2001

Career Skills Focus of ASM Institute for Postdocs

September 21, 2001

Biophotonics Opportunities in Medicine and Biotech

The breakthrough of biophotonics applications in biotech and medicine is currently limited by two factors, namely the lack of awareness among start-up CEOs ... and the current shortage of technicians, technologists, and scientists with a multidisciplinary education.

September 21, 2001

Shotgun Thesis Composition

"I've decided to break all the rules. I'm tackling the whole thing in one go."

September 21, 2001

Tissue Engineering: A Growth Area

With an ageing population there is expanding demand for tissue engineered products, which in turn will lead to a new, high-tech industry sector.

September 21, 2001

UAB Roundtable Yields Quick Results

September 28, 2001

Small-University Biomedicine; Collaborating With Singapore

Due to the high volume of questions received, The GrantDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

October 05, 2001

Protection of Biotech Intellectual Property Rights: A Singapore Perspective

As most researchers are not legally trained and may not be well versed with IPRs, it is wise to constantly educate the researchers on such issues.

October 05, 2001

Patent Examiner in Germany

During the examination, the patent examiner places special emphasis on the judgement as to the inventiveness required.

October 05, 2001

Careers in Patent Law: Striking a Balance

I finally feel that I have hit the right balance between my love for science and a way to apply it.

October 05, 2001

Pioneering Engineers Flock to Rural Germany

In three semesters, students receive the technical skills in mechatronics and also become familiar with the German language and culture.

October 19, 2001

There Is Life...

October 19, 2001

The Secret of Research Success

Part of becoming a successful scientist is building up your own portfolio of ideas: experiments you'd love to do if you ever get the time (and money).

October 19, 2001

Career Opportunities for PhDs in Singapore

While there are good reasons for some to stay on to pursue R&D in academia, industry offers equally or even more exciting careers.

October 25, 2001

The NAGPS Survey: What DO America's Grad Students Think of Their Programs?

It's a real problem when Ph.D.s can't function outside the university.

October 26, 2001

Jumping Off the Academic Bandwagon, Part 1: An Agonizing Decision

Taking the initial leap was difficult and very, very, scary ... but it was also exciting, challenging, and enlightening.

October 26, 2001

Survive and Thrive: The Word on the Street