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    January 28, 2005

    Harnessing Your Discovery: Tech Transfer at Universities

    "They're wide-eyed, bright researchers who want to make a difference, and all we have to do is supply them with the right resources, the right information, and the right process and they're just dying to go." says Richard Bruno, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at McGill University in Montreal.

    January 21, 2005

    Investing in the Future of Science

    "The long-term goal is to prepare [underrepresented minorities] to become those critical staff scientists that we need for the future workforce, hopefully here [at ORNL]." –Debbie McCoy, RAMS Program Administrator.

    January 21, 2005

    NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

    NOAA Fisheries, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a long history of fostering minority development in the sciences.

    January 21, 2005

    Uncovering the Situation of PhD Students in Germany

    An excellent doctoral education should not be left to chance.

    January 14, 2005

    Community College Students: An Untapped Source of Future Scientists

    I hope to inspire established scientists at all institutions to involve more community college students in research projects and to remind these researchers of the tremendous potential many of these students have to influence the future of the scientific community.

    January 14, 2005

    The Wonder of Small Things

    Whitney B. Hill, who joined MVA in October as a research scientist, prepares and analyzes environmental samples for identification and characterization using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).

    January 07, 2005

    Overcoming Odds

    Her past experiences helped her realize the importance of being a scientist and a mentor, and she currently uses her expertise to help manage natural resources and to bring women and minorities, especially Native Americans, into science.

    December 24, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse - Chapter 34: Hoop number 314,159: It's Committee Time

    I've found motivation, desperation, and rage to comfort me in my later years.

    December 24, 2004

    Endurance Training for Researchers

    In the game of science, we need to be calculated risk takers, consciously trying to get into scoring positions.

    December 24, 2004

    A Maple Leaf on Mars: Interview with Canada's Mars Exploration Lead

    "There are tremendous opportunities in Canada right now for young scientists and engineers, but the number could be higher with increased funding." - Alain Berinstain, Director of Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy, Canadian Space Agency

    December 24, 2004

    Exploring Scientific Entrepreneurship

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

    December 17, 2004

    Lost in Space, but Still on Track

    "It is important that the maximum feedback or spinoff is obtained in case of the failure of a mission," says Dr. Mark Sims, Beagle 2 mission manager.

    December 17, 2004

    Career Breakthroughs of the Year, 2004

    December 17, 2004

    From Buenos Aires to Bosons

    Although her research ranges from the smallest particles of matter to the larger, ever-expanding universe, Carena has always stayed true to herself and led an otherwise normal life.

    December 17, 2004

    Prize-Winning Posters

    "You can't affect the layout of the room or the timing of your session, but you can still do a lot to make sure that your research results stand a chance of attracting the attention they deserve"

    December 17, 2004

    Tooling Up: Big Decision

    Can you manage your way through a career in industry?

    December 10, 2004

    Academic Scientists at Work: The Job Talk

    You need to tell an intriguing story about your research. Everyone in the audience has to understand it, each at a level appropriate to them.

    December 10, 2004

    The GrantDoctor: Transitions from Physics to Biology'

    It's hard to imagine an NSF program officer taking grave exception to your efforts to retrain yourself in a field of high national need.

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to
    grantdoctor@aaas.org. Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    December 10, 2004

    MentorDoctor: Academia or Finances

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    December 03, 2004

    NSF Workshop on the Postdoc Experience Calls for "Culture Change"

    Correcting the problems and inequities that bedevil postdocs will require changing the culture of labs and universities across the country, and the National Science Foundation can and should take steps to catalyze reform.

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