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June 01, 2001

Conservation Scientist in the National Gallery: A Day in My Life

April 22, 2005

Japan Mulls Workforce Goals for Women

The idea is to encourage authorities into lifting Japan from last place among industrialized nations in the employment of women scientists.

October 01, 2004

Seeing the Light

"I do very advanced programming that targets very advanced research and development that is extremely technically challenging, and clearly having a degree and background in physics makes me the right person to be doing this," says James Pond, co-founder of the software company Lumerical Solutions."

November 19, 2004

The Unspoken Things of Science

Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.

June 04, 2004

PhD in Industry, Part I: The Third Year

I find it very inspiring to be working so close to the place where, hopefully, the results of my work will one day be applied to create new and better computer components.

October 31, 2003

Women in Science: Take Your Career in Your Hands

October 25, 2002

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 10: I'm a Second Year Already?

"I'm learning to live gracefully with the frustrations of research: being grateful for when something works and not taking it personally when it doesn't."

Taken for Granted
June 27, 2013

Paper Disputing Mismatch Theory Leaves Open Question

A concurring opinion at the U.S. Supreme Court draws attention to diversity policy in college admissions.

January 09, 2009

Opportunities: Career Advantages of Collaboration

These days, the scientific value of collaboration is widely acknowledged, but the career advantages are rarely mentioned.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

June 14, 2002

Framework Programmes Evolve

"The ERC should be used to support elite centers, large technical projects, and collaborative research projects."

January 31, 2003

How Scientific Misconduct Allegations Are Best Resolved

It is ludicrous to think that PIs should have to micromanage their students to ensure they behave ethically.

March 10, 2000

Nanoscience and Technology--An Upcoming Job Market?

May 31, 2002

Fair and Respectful Collaborations Benefit All

"Strength and influence imply an obligation to use them responsibly for the betterment of all."

March 19, 2013

Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.

Oxford Students
March 21, 2013

Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.
 

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

May 05, 2006

A Novel Look at Postdocs

"Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

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