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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

August 31, 2001

Making Room for Diversity Makes Sense

Successful diversity programs level the playing field for women and minorities by addressing their needs and teaching undergraduates the unwritten rules of academic science.

January 13, 2006

Scientists in the Civil Service

"For me it is exciting to work both in scientific research and policy consultancy," says Dr. Hartmut Nies, Head of the marine chemistry section of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Germany.

May 09, 2003

It's a Jungle Out There, Part 1: Assessing Yourself and the Academic Job Market

Throughout the industrialised world, the scientific job scene is undergoing profound changes.

March 30, 2001

The Ethics of Authorship: Does It Take a Village to Write a Paper?

February 14, 2002

Show Me the Money!

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September 10, 2004

Business Partnerships for Academic Scientists: the SBIR and STTR Programs

You don't have to pay any of the money back, the government won't ask for equity in your business, and you keep full control of the intellectual property that you develop. Venture investors--if you can find any--will not be so kind.

June 24, 2004

DARPA and the Decline of U.S. Computer Science Research

In 2000, NSF received about 3000 computer science proposals with a success rate of 30%. In 2004, the number of applications had risen to 6500 and the success rate had dropped to 16%.

October 08, 1999

Grant Reviews, Part Four: Federal Review--the NSF

November 15, 2002

Bracing for the Shocks of the Future

"From Ecuador to Nepal, a geoscientist leads a hands-on crusade to help city dwellers survive earthquakes"

October 17, 2003

Nineteen Ways to Get Lucky

"Attracting luck and coincidence to your side could make the difference between a painless, rewarding 3-month project and a year-long (or more) marathon!"

October 29, 2004

Mobility Portals Open Gates to Estonia

"The Estonian Network of Mobility Centres and Researchers Mobility Portal aim to help the country open the doors to its research landscape."

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 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.

August 20, 2004

Funding Face-Off

"You have to understand the economics of the industry you want to be in and work on projects that matter to corporations," says Stephen Murphy, director of R&D for the Hockey Company.

March 26, 2004

The Game

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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.

April 28, 2006

Vin, Pain, et Science

"Mathematicians working together just talk through ideas or stare into space hoping to have one. Sometimes they go for a walk. This is particularly pleasant if the walk happens to be through Paris streets or along cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Fresh air is essential, especially if one of them smokes." --Ernest Schimmerling

June 07, 2002

Directing Natural Product Research in Singapore: An Expatriate’s Experience

"Research in Singapore will expand, with an ever-increasing number of new companies and institutes. Coupled with the expansion of many existing employers, this provides real opportunities for top-quality research and career advancement."

August 27, 2004

The Significance of Personal Responsibility

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