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February 15, 2002

Finding the Fire

There are many factors that one should consider when preparing for college.

February 15, 2002

The Circus Ringmaster

February 15, 2002

Effective Study Strategies Will Help You Ace Your Science Courses

If you use these strategies regularly, you will find that your studying will be more efficient and you will achieve success in all of your courses, including the ones in science.

February 14, 2002

Show Me the Money!

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February 01, 2002

FASEB Adopts Definition of Postdoctoral Fellows

February 01, 2002

From Bench to Web Media: A Protocol for a Science-Dot-Com Career

I really believe in this venture for its importance in education and awareness, and for its innovative art and science treatment.

February 01, 2002

Federal Science Policy and the Postdoc: What Do Postdocs Want?

Reform efforts will have to be collaborative. While the postdocs themselves must play a role, the major responsibility for change lies with those who have the most power." --
COSEPUP report (2000)

February 01, 2002

A Day of Reckoning

If everything moves ahead as planned, the new law could take effect in late spring or early summer.

February 01, 2002

Horses for Courses--Research Papers versus Reviews

Although the editor should always strive to preserve the author's style, a lot can be achieved by editing out unnecessary verbiage.

February 01, 2002

Editing Science for Youngsters

To learn my new trade, I took a 12-month course in journal editing.

February 01, 2002

Heart, Dreams, Possibilities

At a certain point, I just learned to follow my heart in my career.

February 01, 2002

Crossing the Border

If you have the right science you have the truth, but if you have the right words you have the power--sometimes even to define a new truth.

January 25, 2002

Access for Whom? Students Fight for Survival in Canadian Universities

Over the past 6 years, the Ontario government has moved decisively to lay the foundation for the development of a two-tiered system of postsecondary education.

January 25, 2002

Winter of My Discontent

Your boss seems to forget the fact that this wonderful graduate experience eventually needs to conclude ...

January 18, 2002

A Woman of Influence

We must make it seem natural for male scientists to say, "I can't make that meeting, I have to pick up my kids"!

--Julia Goodfellow

January 04, 2002

Surveying Postdocs: A Tale from the Trenches

December 21, 2001

Environmental Science and Engineering in Singapore--An Outlook on R&D (Part II)

Unlike other environmental issues, air pollution crosses national borders. So to address these issues it is crucial for the governments and scientists from neighboring countries to work closely.

December 21, 2001

Universities Raise Their Game, But the Money Doesn't Flow

55% of researchers now work in departments of international standing, compared to 31% just 5 years ago.

December 21, 2001

Competition and Careers in Biosciences

"...we conclude that without significant policy intervention, the tournament market incentives will perpetuate the current structure, benefiting senior investigators at the expense of new entrants."

December 14, 2001

Sowing the Seeds of Change

One major problem appears to be women's reluctance to put themselves forward, either for jobs in the first place, or for promotion.