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    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.

    July 01, 2005

    Finding the Right Response to a Global Invader

    Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.

    July 01, 2005


    Malik goes to seminars to learn not just what they're doing, but how they're approaching questions. "It's really exciting to see how this person went about developing the story and making these connections . . . It's really useful to see how a scientific mind thinks about a particular problem."

    June 24, 2005

    It's a Small World: Canada's Hub for Nanotech

    The National Institute for Nanotechnology is an integrated, multidisciplinary institution involving researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, informatics, pharmacy, and medicine.

    June 17, 2005

    Rising Canadian Stars win Cottrell Scholar Awards

    "It's our way to articulate not only the importance of integration of teaching and research but also to communicate that the Canadian community is really making great strides in science education as well as in scientific research," explains James Gentile, President of Research Corporation.

    June 10, 2005

    Short-Term Startup

    Short-term startup … Can't a fellow have a grant?

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