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    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.

    July 06, 2012

    Asking the Public for Money

    Scientists can raise small amounts of cash for their research through online crowd-funding sites.

    October 05, 2012

    A Career for Two, With Empathy

    A husband-and-wife team studies the brain areas that allow us to feel what others feel.

    May 24, 2002

    Producing Minority Engineers

    "A diverse faculty is a sure sign of an increasingly diverse student body that a woman or a person of color can excel and achieve."

    April 12, 2002

    Women Without Tenure, Part 4: Why It Matters; What to Do

    If the profession does not act now, faculty diversity may be stalled for another 30 years--which does not serve the interests of the academy or society at large.

    February 18, 2000

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

    April 21, 2006

    Tooling Up: Guerrilla Marketing Yourself

    "Personal branding is not about presenting a false image. It is about understanding what is unique about you--your accomplishments, experience, attitude--and then using that to differentiate yourself from other job hunters. Your brand is your edge in the job market." --Levinson and Perry

    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.

    February 15, 2002

    Understanding the Roller-Coaster Global Biotechnology Job Market

    March 08, 2002

    Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur?

    Entrepreneurs can be made, as well as born.

    May 05, 2006

    Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

    A study conducted by Samuel R. Sommers indicates that juries including a mix of ethnicities perform better than all-white juries.

    February 08, 2002

    Flag Waivers

    A National Interest Waiver bypasses the ponderous labor-certification process.

    October 01, 2004

    Ancestors of Science - Prehistoric GM Corn

    January 09, 2004

    Just Follow Your Heart: A 5-Year Journey

    "I have to make a choice between making a total career change and giving science a chance in a different environment."

    August 04, 2006

    Lab Safety Requires Training and Commitment

    “Researchers themselves must maintain labs from a safety perspective.” --Jim Kapin, 2006 chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety

    April 04, 2003

    The Particle Detective

    I have been able to stay in touch with fundamental physics, while at the same time getting my hands dirty with real experimental equipment.

    January 03, 2003

    On the Horns of a Dilemma

    With the enormity of the academic option weighing me down, I find myself turning towards industry instead.

    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."

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