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    August 12, 2005

    Ancestors of Science: Ynés Mexía

    August 12, 2005

    Learning from Disasters

    If you have initiative and energy," advises Kelman, "and are willing to commit to helping people and society, please grasp the opportunities. We need more people.

    August 05, 2005

    Overcoming Boundaries and Borders

    People don't need advice, they need opportunities. It's a long struggle, but if I can help establish a lab, start a graduate course, or find fellowships [for students], I will be happy.

    August 05, 2005

    Tapping Freshwater Science

    "Much of the research at our facility is driven by increased population, increased urbanization, and the demand that human activity puts on water resources." - John Lawrence, Director of Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Branch, NWRI.

    August 01, 2005

    Success Factors for Postdocs: Ensuring a Fruitful Fellowship

    July 29, 2005

    A Relationship That's More Than Skin Deep

    "When we have a question, it doesn't matter what it is, they answer it. It's a complete exchange of information … they've essentially opened up all their technology to us."

    --Marc Donohue

    July 29, 2005

    A Step Inside Industry

    "The best thing about it [CASE award] is it gives you a feel for what industry wants." –Robert Phillips

    July 29, 2005

    Keeping Both Academia and Industry on the Go

    There is much to be gained from industrial experience, Ceccaroni feels, even for those who want an academic career.

    July 29, 2005

    Training and Transitions

    Despite a smattering of specialized coursework, company and university officials admit that the traditional science degree isn't focused on the skills that employers really look for.

    July 22, 2005

    Yours Transferredly: Published but Unpaid

    Now is the time to make the most of getting published, even while unpaid.

    July 22, 2005

    Mind Matters: On Balance

    You may be able to do it for days, weeks, or even months, but over the long haul, no one can continually juggle an unrealistic set of roles and responsibilities.

    July 22, 2005

    France hatches 67 California Wannabes

    July 22, 2005

    Defense Rules Would Pinch Foreign-Born Scientists

    July 15, 2005

    Training Scientists as Managers

    "Scientists are always focused on experiments, gaining knowledge, but there is the human side that you need to be exposed to early on." -Anton Wutz

    July 15, 2005

    Tooling Up: Negotiation Boot Camp

    It just doesn't pay to start a negotiation close to the bottom line.

    July 15, 2005

    Getting Essential Core Skills, with Tenure at Stake

    Academic success is often defined by papers and funding, but these achievements are based on other skills such as time management, networking, negotiation, and the management of lab personnel.


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    July 15, 2005

    Careers in Clinical Molecular Genetics

    "If you want to have a safe job--a job for life--then clinical molecular genetics is it, no doubt about it." - Maximilian Muenke

    July 08, 2005

    The Toolkit - Quick 'n Dirty Pedagogy

    Give your students skills, not just stories.

    July 08, 2005

    From Mexicali to Harvard

    His circuitous route took him through numerous low-paying jobs to community college, a bachelor's degree at the University of Washington, and--eventually--to graduate school at Harvard.

    July 01, 2005

    Christopher Andronicos: Understanding Mountains and Minorities

    Andronicos feels a tremendous amount of responsibility to help other minority students persevere and succeed in their studies.

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