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    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.

    November 19, 2004

    The Unspoken Things of Science

    Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.

    November 19, 2004

    A Tale of Two Chemists: Finding Fulfillment in Science

    Both recognized a love for math and science early in life and pursued their career goals with passion and hard work.

    November 12, 2004

    Academic Spinoff: SunPower

    Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

    November 12, 2004

    Sowing the Seeds of Science

    "The government of Canada's investment in researchers through the CRC allows them to further their careers and supervise and train the next generation of scientists," says René Durocher, executive director of the Canada Research Chair program.

    November 12, 2004

    Italy Launches a New Ph.D. Programme in Molecular Medicine

    Recruitment for the second batch of students is now under way, and the school hopes to see a significant rise in the number of international students.

    November 12, 2004

    Growing Diamonds and Biosensors

    "Nowadays, Philips is looking more for people with a Ph.D. in a relevant field."

    November 12, 2004

    Decline in New Foreign Grad Students Slows

    University administrators say their schools still need to combat the perception that U.S. campuses are unfriendly toward international students.

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