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    August 27, 2004

    Mixing Technology With Culture and Education

    "Whereas I love engineering, design, and technology, I see myself much more at the interface between management and technology, because there I can be close to both fields and can view and control the impact from one side to the other."

    August 20, 2004

    The Other Side of the Table

    There is always the elusive "chemistry" question. How would the interviewing manager and others feel about having you as a member of the department? How would you fit in with the rest of the team? This is akin to what consulting firms refer to as the "airport" test: Could I tolerate being stuck with you in an airport for several hours?

    August 20, 2004

    When Research Is Your Second Career

    My euphoria at being a scientist raises the disturbing question of how I might cope with, well, not being a scientist anymore.

    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.

    August 20, 2004

    AiO in Bedrijf: Het Eerste Jaar

    "…ondanks het feit dat het project misschien een 'commercieel gezicht' heeft, ligt het hart van de betrokkenen toch echt bij wetenschap en vernieuwing."

    August 20, 2004

    Ph.D. in Industry: The First Year

    So underneath the "commercial face" of the project, the heart of all partners is definitely in science and innovation.

    August 20, 2004

    Tooling Up: First Impressions—Are Interview Results Preordained?

    Perhaps the best advice is that because there's nothing you can do about it anyway, you might as well be yourself. There's something liberating about the idea that you don't really have to perform, to pretend to be something you're not.

    August 13, 2004

    The Clear Path

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    August 06, 2004

    Unionized Postdocs Unaffected by Decision Denying Union Right to Brown University Grad Assistants

    " According to the NLRB decision, Brown graduate assistants are ineligible to form a union because they are not employees. Rather, they "are first and foremost students, and their status as graduate student assistants is contingent on their continued enrollment as students."

    August 06, 2004

    Clap Your Skates: Innovation All Along

    "There's a time for creating products, and there's one for earning money."

    August 06, 2004

    Doing the Numbers

    The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

    August 06, 2004

    Conferences Are Not Just for Faculty Members

    August 06, 2004

    This Time, We Mean It

    "The use of RFID extends well beyond athletic timing, and the industry is growing fast as the technology finds new applications."

    August 06, 2004

    Genetics and Culture Shock

    Bustamante has traveled far and learned what it takes to become a scientist in the demanding world of biomedical research.

    August 06, 2004

    Getting Ice Time

    "You're only as strong as the weakest link in your chain," says Sean Maw, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary."

    July 30, 2004

    Diary of a Sports Medicine Intern

    "I would never have thought these [moments] would be followed by a trip to the other end of the world (even less by a master's degree and Ph.D.) or that I would spend time chasing solutions to the biomechanical problems associated with baseball."

    July 30, 2004

    The American Sports Medicine Institute

    "The American Sports Medicine Institute located in Birmingham, Alabama, is unique in that it offers training to both those interested in a career in sports medicine research and in clinical practice."

    July 23, 2004

    Minority Issues Are Everyone's Issues: Part 2

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

    July 16, 2004

    Japan Taps Scientists to Improve Reviews

    The new procedures will cover about half of the $1.6 billion worth of competitively reviewed grants funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

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