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    May 20, 2005

    Science Writing: What are the Markets?

    Irrespective of the market science writers aim for, Merlin Goldman stresses doing your homework before sending in your piece: "Get examples, look at them carefully, pitch style correctly, and get it right the first time."

    May 20, 2005

    Harvard Pledges $50 Million to Boost Diversity

    The initiative will tackle all aspects of gender and minority issues, from the safety of women working late at night at research labs to the need for a high-level advocate within the Harvard administration.

    May 20, 2005

    Managing Your Adviser

    "You don't have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success." --Peter Drucker

    May 13, 2005

    Academic Scientists at Work: To Fund or Not to Fund

    Careful planning is crucial if you're going to complete your reviews and still have time to get your own work done.

    May 06, 2005

    Timbuktu Academy: Mentoring Future Scientists

    Established in 1990 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Timbuktu Academy is an award-winning mentoring program for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

    May 06, 2005

    Workshop for Early-Career Scientists, 15 June 2005, Warsaw

    May 06, 2005

    Three Reports Tackle the Postdoc Mess

    The glue holding together the two parts of the increasingly creaky system—and the rationale for thousands of men and women with a decade or more of university study to accept salaries that according to the Sigma Xi data average $38,000 ($7000 less than the average earnings of a similarly aged college graduate)—is the widespread but usually futile hope of becoming an independent university researcher.

    April 29, 2005

    When You're Shy, All the World's a Stage

    Shyness can easily be mistaken for aloofness, coldness, or disinterest. So make the extra effort to smile and to make eye contact to help put the other person at ease.

    April 29, 2005

    Not Your Father's Postdoc

    "The number one thing that every postdoc needs to think about is what they want to do when they grow up." - Ida Chow, executive officer of the Society of Developmental Biology

    April 22, 2005

    Japan Mulls Workforce Goals for Women

    The idea is to encourage authorities into lifting Japan from last place among industrialized nations in the employment of women scientists.

    April 15, 2005

    Tooling Up: Urban Legends of the Job Search

    When delivering a job talk in industry, you need to remember why you are there and focus on the expectations of the audience.

    April 15, 2005

    Technostarters - Chair of Success

    I've also learned that entrepreneurship is not about the pursuit of fast money; it's about achieving a long-sought personal goal.

    April 15, 2005

    Keys to Independence in the UK and Ireland

    April 15, 2005

    European Research Not Just Another Framework Program

    The €1.7 billion a year planned for the ERC is the result of an unprecedented grassroots movement initiated by scientists just 3 years ago.

    April 08, 2005

    Academic Scientists at Work: To Accept or Reject?

    The manuscript review process is the cornerstone to scientific inquiry and results reporting. As a citizen of the scientific community, it is important that you participate in this process and that you take your responsibility seriously.

    April 08, 2005

    Postdocs: Care and Feeding Pays Off, Survey Finds

    The cost of implementing these recommendations could strain an NIH budget that is no longer growing rapidly.

    April 08, 2005

    A Volcanologist's Vista

    Out on a mountain, Mather says, "you have to work with the situation" and solve the practical difficulties as best you can.

    April 01, 2005

    Peer Mentors and Networks: Powerful Tools for Promoting Transfer Student Success

    Transfer students thrived when we brought them together with successful peers and program alumni to form formal and informal peer networks.

    April 01, 2005

    Bridges to Nowhere?

    If history shows anything, it's that taking money away from people who have it and giving it to people who don't is a very difficult thing to do, whether it's scientists or serfs, postdocs or the poor.

    March 25, 2005

    Insensitive, Uninformed, or Right? The Education of Larry Summers

    Lawrence H. Summers, president of Harvard University, caused a firestorm of controversy when his comments concerning women were made public. Sonya Clemmons addresses some of the issues of Summers's speech.

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