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    March 04, 2005

    Canadian Science Budget Fails to Deliver

    A decreasing portion of those newcomers to the grants game are likely to get a good start to their research careers as a result of Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's $157.12-billion blueprint, unveiled on 23 February under the soporific theme "Delivering on Commitments."

    February 25, 2005

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse - Chapter 36: What Have You Been Doing All This Time? (The Thesis Proposal, Part 2)

    There may be times in our lives when we should fight to the death for our ideas. The thesis defense is not one of those times.

    February 25, 2005

    Laboratory Notebook-Keeping for Busy Scientists

    This slimmed-down lab notebook means I don't have to waste hours every week neatly writing lengthy prose describing every detail of what I have done.

    February 25, 2005

    A Science Makeover at Concordia University

    "We focus on real problems, and we tackle them from the very basic to the more macular levels," says June Chaikelson, dean of arts and science at Concordia University.

    February 18, 2005

    Bridging the Worlds of Science and Public Policy

    "Even if you are not doing science when you are an advisor, you definitely bring your training as a scientist to the table – and this can be of great benefit," says Nancy Kingsbury, Science Advisor at Natural Resources Canada.

    February 18, 2005

    Wandering off the Beaten Track

    Azevedo strongly advises other postdocs to start applying even if they feel it is too early in their career.

    February 18, 2005

    Houston Colleges Boost Minority Participation in STEM Fields

    H-LSAMP--which is open to everyone regardless of race--aims to increase the number of minority applicants for research and education careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    February 18, 2005

    New Rules Ease Scientific Exchanges

    The new policy … extends the validity of security clearances, now 1 year, to 4 years for international students and 2 years for foreign scientists.

    February 18, 2005

    Caught in the Squeeze

    John Marburger, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says …"the president really cares about science."

    February 11, 2005

    Internet Collaborations

    Remote collaboration … Funding for foreign postdocs.

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

    February 11, 2005

    We're Doing Just Fine

    A survey of the top 50 ranked physics departments in 2002 shows that of 1998 physics faculty members, there were 12 of identifiable African heritage.

    February 11, 2005

    Cutting the Gender Scissors

    So borrowing social capital, creating women-rich environments, changing perspectives, and negotiating is all that is needed to make it to the top.

    January 28, 2005

    Creating a Prosperous 2005: The Game Revisited

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

    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.

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