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July 22, 2005

Mind Matters: On Balance

You may be able to do it for days, weeks, or even months, but over the long haul, no one can continually juggle an unrealistic set of roles and responsibilities.

August 20, 2004

Funding Face-Off

"You have to understand the economics of the industry you want to be in and work on projects that matter to corporations," says Stephen Murphy, director of R&D for the Hockey Company.

March 26, 2004

The Game

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July 29, 2005

Keeping Both Academia and Industry on the Go

There is much to be gained from industrial experience, Ceccaroni feels, even for those who want an academic career.

April 28, 2006

Vin, Pain, et Science

"Mathematicians working together just talk through ideas or stare into space hoping to have one. Sometimes they go for a walk. This is particularly pleasant if the walk happens to be through Paris streets or along cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Fresh air is essential, especially if one of them smokes." --Ernest Schimmerling

June 07, 2002

Directing Natural Product Research in Singapore: An Expatriate’s Experience

"Research in Singapore will expand, with an ever-increasing number of new companies and institutes. Coupled with the expansion of many existing employers, this provides real opportunities for top-quality research and career advancement."

August 27, 2004

The Significance of Personal Responsibility

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December 09, 2005

Independence for Young German Scientists

The Emmy Noether Programme is generous and prestigious, and very likely boosts the short-to-medium-term career perspectives of its awardees, although by just how much remains to be determined.

December 09, 2005

Tightrope Walker

Doing a Ph.D. on visual interfaces and usability is particularly useful, he believes, because it allows him to understand what the consumers would like to use and to guess whether a new product would succeed or fail.

November 12, 1999

Learning How to Teach: How to Do It and Why You Want to

December 18, 2002

Rookie Rising

This article comes to you through a collaboration between Next Wave and Science's aging knowledge environment,
SAGE KE. The joint venture is supported by the
AARP Andrus Foundation.

May 20, 2005

Science Writing: What are the Markets?

Irrespective of the market science writers aim for, Merlin Goldman stresses doing your homework before sending in your piece: "Get examples, look at them carefully, pitch style correctly, and get it right the first time."

September 24, 1999

Getting Your Postdoc Grant--It Takes More Than Just Writing!

October 31, 2003

From Vision to MRI: Gaining Research Experience Through the Women in Engineering and Science Program

"This partnering of students with successful scientists is the foundation of the WES program; the students work alongside their mentors and supervisors in order to learn about the scientific process and develop research skills."

March 26, 2004

Improving Data Collection for Patient Care and Clinical Trials

"The standards-based and technology-enabled single-source process proposed here can reduce transcription errors, increase efficiency, and facilitate information flow and timeliness of data, thus improving data quality and patient safety."

May 28, 2004

Beach, Bench, and Beyond

"My postdoc training made me understand that I was done with the bench and it was time for me to start looking for alternatives."

March 19, 2004

African and Caribbean Brain Drain, Part 1

The loss of these highly educated professionals from developing countries to developed nations has been termed "brain drain" or reverse transfer of technology.

May 20, 2005

Tooling Up: Managing Your Advisor

"You don't have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success." –Peter Drucker

November 23, 2001

Astrobiology: The Sky's No Limit

"I'm fortunate in that the leading researchers in my field are with the institute, so not only do I get to know them, but they get to know me. That can only be beneficial when I seek future employment."