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    January 30, 2009

    Feet on the Ground, Head in the Sky

    Spaniard Juan A. Añel has established himself quickly in atmospheric physics while still finding time for other professional activities.

    January 08, 2010

    Perspective: Sell Yourself -- Refining the Personal Statement

    A career adviser offers tips on writing a critical piece of your graduate school application.

    June 17, 2011

    Tooling Up: Find an Outlet for Stress or Move On

    Workplace stress is intensifying in the sciences. Here are some ways of dealing with it.

    September 14, 2012

    YouTube at the Bench

    Video technology has the potential to dramatically improve the dissemination of lab protocols and techniques.

    September 20, 2002

    Passage From India: Research, Respect, and Return

    "The Indian education system is producing record numbers of graduates with advanced science degrees, but the current research environment in India cannot effectively tap their potential."

    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.

    May 21, 2004

    Tooling Up: Pick a Peck of Postdocs

    Are you following the path of least resistance?

    February 23, 2001

    Scientific Careers in Biotech Start-ups, Part II

    May 26, 2000

    How Not to Kill a Grant Application, Part Five: The Facts of the Case Thus Far

    "Facts, Hercule, facts! Nothing matters but the facts. Without them the science of criminal investigation is nothing...
    October 11, 2002

    SHARED Scientific Knowledge for the Developing World

    "Working with colleagues in developing countries is one of the most enriching experiences in life ..."

    November 07, 2003

    (There Are) 50 Ways to Leave Your Enzyme

    "Runaway success, riches, or magical solutions to my personal shortcomings are not in sight. I just have the quiet feeling that I am moving my career in a direction that suits me best."

    May 06, 2005

    Timbuktu Academy: Mentoring Future Scientists

    Established in 1990 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Timbuktu Academy is an award-winning mentoring program for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

    July 12, 2002

    Project Management for Scientists

    "You need to manage your laboratory the same way you do your science: boldly but methodically, with the right balance of purposefulness and opportunism."

    June 04, 2004

    Turning Dumb Luck Into Smart Luck

    " Narod has spent 2 decades simultaneously "at the vanguard of a brand-new science" and at the helm of a corporation lucrative enough to support overseas mountaineering trips and a handsome home in an upscale neighborhood."

    July 01, 2005

    Finding the Right Response to a Global Invader

    Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.

    January 17, 2003

    Surviving the First Year of Graduate School

    "... before you even embark on your program, you should formulate a working plan and set up a reasonable schedule."

    July 05, 2002

    Survey of Surveys II: Polling Postdocs Effectively

    "Either a mechanism to coordinate local surveys must be established, or stakeholders should get behind an effort to promote a national survey."

    November 01, 2002

    Personalised Development

    "It's an opportunity to take a step back from the everyday grind, learn something about your capabilities, try out some different skills ..."

    September 13, 2002

    Microbiology in India

    "TERI is a not-for-profit research organization with over 300 professionals working toward achieving its mission of sustainable development."