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    May 28, 2004

    A Life of Fusion

    This article comes to you through a collaboration between Next Wave and Science's aging knowledge environment,
    SAGE KE. The joint venture is supported by the
    AARP Andrus Foundation.

    May 28, 2004

    The Perfect Match: Welcoming Foreign Students

    "The bureaucracy around the regulations to have someone come over has become more intensive, tougher, more complicated, and way too expensive."

    May 28, 2004

    Carmen in Colorado--A Personal and Professional Journey

    "Whichever path you choose, a research career is a long process that takes years of persistence and patience."

    May 28, 2004

    Beach, Bench, and Beyond

    "My postdoc training made me understand that I was done with the bench and it was time for me to start looking for alternatives."

    May 28, 2004

    Crossing the Atlantic: A Dutch M.D. Discovers American Research

    "It's true that friends and former colleagues back home surely have more lenient work schedules and a different perspective on the work-life balance, but I found that there is a different appeal to working in the United States that outweighs long vacations."

    June 04, 2004

    Turning Dumb Luck Into Smart Luck

    " Narod has spent 2 decades simultaneously "at the vanguard of a brand-new science" and at the helm of a corporation lucrative enough to support overseas mountaineering trips and a handsome home in an upscale neighborhood."

    June 04, 2004

    From Three Years in the Dark to the Dazzling World of International Affairs

    "As I'd only been in my job for a year, I thought I'd go along and have a chat about the role to let them know I was interested, in case any more jobs came up in the future."

    June 04, 2004

    A Measured Dose of Corporate Support

    Corporate sponsorship can provide not only funding but also access to information that's difficult to pull together, insight into techniques the corporation is experienced with, and access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable.

    June 04, 2004

    At the Center of International Debates

    "One of the great rewards of my job is getting to sit at the deliberation table with many of the world's most brilliant scientific minds and being seen as a 'peer'."

    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.

    June 04, 2004

    International Collaborations: Mathematical Biology at Xi'an Jiaotong University

    June 04, 2004

    El Niño, Science, and Politics

    As a black man in South Africa, Philander had to cope with apartheid's brutal white-supremacist system on his path to becoming a scientist.

    June 04, 2004

    Science and Diplomacy, As Seen From the Diplomatic Front Lines

    "[E]arly-career scientists, who can take their expertise and combine it with a world vision, can find themselves interesting careers in the U.S. Foreign Service, the U.N., or elsewhere."

    June 10, 2004

    Keeping a Career on Track with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Dealing with CFS has been difficult, but Hyland believes the disease was positive for him because it led to a suitable research niche.

    June 10, 2004

    Bouncing Back

    This article examines how these women dealt with their ordeals and how they got their careers back on track.

    June 11, 2004

    'Humanising' Engineering

    "I have realised that I can empower myself to improve things for my own and others' benefits."

    June 11, 2004

    Looking for the Right Lab

    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.

    June 18, 2004

    Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 1--Believability

    Most of us have no idea how those on the receiving end make their decisions about our believability.

    June 18, 2004

    Science Policy's Frontline

    From the director and board to the directorates and offices at NSF, these specialists play a vital role in making sure the science policy "machine" runs smoothly.

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