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April 02, 2010

Taken for Granted: Trying to Account for Tastes

Research finds that scientists' career-related preferences are far wider than stereotypes suggest -- and that industry is likely to be an excellent choice for many.

December 10, 2010

Perspective: Joining NSF's Culture of Communication

A rhetorician reports the results of his research on communicating with the National Science Foundation.

December 23, 2011

Truly Alternative Careers

Looking for something really different? Consider a career in alchemy, Lysenkoism, diluvial geology -- or invent your own!

February 10, 2012

Questing for Blue Oceans

A Spanish molecular nanotechnology researcher, TR35 Innovator of the Year, company founder, and policy adviser encourages early-career scientists to incite scientific revolutions.

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.

April 13, 2012

Going Against the Grain

As a graduate student, Denis Gebauer had to work hard to prove that his unorthodox findings on crystallization were real.

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.

September 21, 2012

Documenting Exposure for Disease Prevention

French epidemiologist Emilie Counil studies the health implications of environmental and workplace carcinogen exposure to help inform health policies.

June 06, 2003

A Long Path

"Growing up hooked on science, it was only a matter of time before I was overcome by the temptation to run my own experiments."

February 18, 2000

TRANSFORMING A DISCIPLINE: A New Breed of Scientist-Advocate Emerges

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."

October 28, 2005

The European Nanoworld, Under a Magnifying Glass

There is often more to a job in a nanotech company than ordinary R&D work.

January 20, 2006

Changing Faces of Astronomy

"Nothing panned out for years, but [the techniques] did come to fruition. You have to make the investment." --Andrea Ghez

September 06, 2002

Making New Technologies Work for Human Development

"Technology is not inherently good or bad; the outcome depends on how it is used."

October 01, 2004

Ancestors of Science - Prehistoric GM Corn

July 14, 2000

Positively Change the World (In Ways You Never Thought Possible)

September 17, 2004

Careers in research: the new monasticism

"I have watched many forced out of the work they love into jobs in which the major consolation is that "at least it provides a career structure."

September 03, 2004

Strengthening Research Capacity in the Developing World

"I like to think of my work as building systems and networks to support researchers, in the same ways that my many mentors helped me at all stages of my educational and professional career."

August 18, 2006

Tooling Up: Are You Management Material?

Although it is true that some people use an early MBA as a launching pad, many others claim that the degree, without work experience behind it, only makes the job search more difficult.