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    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.

    December 03, 2004

    A Mathematical Model for Lyrical Singing

    My Ph.D. project shows that mathematics, which may be perceived as one of the most abstract scientific fields, can be applied in the world of the arts.

    December 03, 2004

    Bridging the Cultural Divide in Medicine

    Alvord believes in a system of health care, especially but not exclusively for Native Americans, based on both modern medicine and traditional wisdom.

    November 26, 2004

    Best of Both Worlds: Taking ICT Skills to Science

    "Once you've been infected with the virus called 'science,' you will never be cured."

    November 26, 2004

    Materials Science: Doing the Numbers

    November 26, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse - Chapter 33 - The Heart of Grad School Darkness

    We have to seek sources of comfort, our confidants, in other places.

    November 26, 2004

    Saving the Materials of Music

    November 26, 2004

    Scientific Entrepreneurship Is an Option

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

    November 19, 2004

    Tooling Up: Doing, Knowing, Judging: One Man's Quest to Link Academia and Industry

    In academia, he says, you are rewarded by the development of the knowledge base. The difference in industry is that you are paid for the judgment.

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