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    February 14, 2003

    A Hands-on Approach to Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

    "[A] laissez-faire approach to STI issues ... has, over the past decades, severely damaged Canada's ability to establish its position in the global scientific community."

    April 28, 2000

    Wellcome Students Have Their Say

    May 03, 2002

    Language, Science, and Life: Doing Science Translation

    Translation is much harder than most people think.

    July 26, 2002

    Research and Secondary Education: A National Rescue Plan for Dutch Secondary Education

    “The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is calling for a national action plan to improve the standard of secondary education.”

    January 31, 2004

    Building a Career in Public Health

    If more scientists get involved in public health, both science and public health can reap the benefits.

    September 13, 2002

    Postdoc Economics

    "The best way to maintain the ranks of physical scientists is to ensure that science jobs pay well and that science careers are attractive relative to alternatives."

    November 19, 2004

    A Tale of Two Chemists: Finding Fulfillment in Science

    Both recognized a love for math and science early in life and pursued their career goals with passion and hard work.

    May 03, 2002

    Let’s Talk: Small-Group Mentoring Dinners

    WILS mentoring dinners work because they are easy to organize, create an opportunity for students and postdocs to discuss aspects of science that are not typically addressed in other forums, and provide a number of real-life examples for pursuing a successful scientific career.

    February 10, 2006

    Fruitful Pursuits: Research Careers in Plant Science

    The majority of plant biologists work somewhere on the continuum from basic plant biology on one end--the main focus of this feature--to the development of agricultural products on the other.

    July 13, 2001

    Let Them Eat Cake!

    "What if the careers of some in established posts were being advanced by stealth, using the ideas, inspiration, and perspiration of junior colleagues?"

    March 08, 2002

    Marine Biology Under the Arctic Ice

    "Since my first snorkeling experience in the Mediterranean as a teenager, I had wanted to be a marine biologist and nothing else."

    May 12, 2006

    Directing Minorities Toward Careers in Evolutionary Biology

    "Undergraduates should get experience in a lab, the field, or a museum, to see if that sort of research suits them." --Scott Edwards

    April 26, 2002

    It Takes a Family to Conduct Clinical Studies

    At NIDA we are a family. We work together and share in each other's lives.

    January 25, 2002

    Upbeat on Innovation? Take The Enterprise Challenge!

    Have you ever tossed away an innovative idea just because you thought you couldn't afford to carry it through?

    March 30, 2001

    What Is a Résumé Hole and How Do I Fill It? Part 2

    November 29, 2002

    Hughes Cuts Researcher Grants As Endowment Takes a Hit

    After enjoying years of soaring research spending fueled in part by an economic boom, some life scientists are being told to tighten their belts. A major blow landed last week, when the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, one of the world's largest private research philanthropies, confirmed that it will trim spending by about 10%, or $100 million, over the next 2 years.

    August 01, 2003

    The Best of Both Worlds--Engineering Doctorates

    "If you want to get ahead in industry, and get yourself a useful qualification at the same time, the opportunity is still available."

    April 18, 2003

    Return to Academia, Part 3: Rejoining the Conference Circuit

    It is a good idea for early-career scientists to get more involved.