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    November 14, 2003

    The Value of "Two-Way Assimilation" PART II

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

    November 21, 2003

    From Research to Regulatory Affairs--Long Journey to a Complete Life Cycle

    "One of my first challenges was to identify areas of the private sector where I could apply my experience and skills acquired during postgraduate studies, such as project management, design and execution skills, as well as writing skills."

    November 21, 2003

    The Ph.D. Doctor: When Dissertation Writing Hurts (RSI and Burnout)

    Hands-on advice for Ph.D. students on how to handle the hurdles and challenges of the Ph.D. project

    November 21, 2003

    Sticking Irons Into the Funding Fire

    If you have a good idea, don't just throw it into a grant application--do the pilot experiment and get that result in hand.

    November 21, 2003

    Communication With Conviction

    Today's workplace is entirely different from that of our parents. It poses a cross-cultural and cross-gender communication challenge, but there is much more potential for productivity.

    November 26, 2003

    The Desire to Achieve

    The decision to take calculus changed my life. Mathematics gave me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to choose a much different path in life from the rest of my family's.

    November 28, 2003

    Facing Adversity: A Positive Spin

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

    December 05, 2003

    Return to Academia, Part Six: A Year in Review

    "There is no single word I can use to describe my first year. I've been happy, stressed, frustrated, and tired, but this is the most fun I have had in quite some time!"

    December 05, 2003

    Time for Tea

    "Tea-rooms and tea-breaks are a great scientific institution and should be nurtured and cherished. Lobby your funding body for subsidised espressos!"

    December 05, 2003

    The Dropout and the 30-Minute Genome

    "Once you've had one of the biggest, sexiest scientific ideas of the decade, it's hard to keep showing up for classes."

    December 05, 2003

    Empty Pockets ... and Pie in the Sky?

    The result is an inverted pyramid, which counts in its structure more professors than young researchers.

    December 12, 2003

    The Path of Least Resistance

    "I grew up catching fish, frogs, insects, turtles, and crayfish and turning our bathroom and living room into a zoo."

    December 12, 2003

    Academic Scientists at Work: I Can't Believe They Didn't Like It!: Part II--Grant Proposals

    "The key is to read your critique thoroughly and dispassionately, and respond sensibly to the queries and concerns of the reviewers."

    December 12, 2003

    Adventures of a Mathematical Biologist

    "As a youngster in elementary and junior high schools, I excelled in all academic subjects. I was especially talented with numbers, but I never thought about becoming a mathematician or a scientist."

    December 12, 2003

    Natural Transitions

    "My desire to head SACNAS seems to me like a natural transition, a way to expand on my abilities and contribute my eclecticism to another realm of interest--science. "

    December 12, 2003

    From Crispiness to Crunchiness

    In addition to helping cooks understand the mechanisms that are happening while they are cooking, molecular gastronomy is an excellent way to democratise science.

    December 12, 2003

    Working in English Language Services

    "Thus something that was simply an unremarkable feature of my life for several years turned into a key qualification"

    December 19, 2003

    A Very Vine Education

    "Graduates are more or less offered leading positions at farms and wineries, and after a while you can find these young people in top positions of the wine industry."

    December 19, 2003

    Holiday Indulgence: Brandy Extraordinaire

    For more than 20 years, Hubert Germain-Robin has overseen the resurrection of his family legacy as the co-founder of Alambic Inc.

    December 19, 2003

    The Times They Are A'Changin'

    In R&D centers worldwide, molecular biologists are working with mechanical engineers. Physicists are engaged in problem-solving with their colleagues in chemistry and fluid engineering. Materials scientists and software engineers are huddled, working on common ground. ... Gradually, the
    independence of the ivory tower is moving to the
    interdependence seen most often in entrepreneurial companies.

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