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    September 10, 2004

    Business Partnerships for Academic Scientists: the SBIR and STTR Programs

    You don't have to pay any of the money back, the government won't ask for equity in your business, and you keep full control of the intellectual property that you develop. Venture investors--if you can find any--will not be so kind.

    September 10, 2004

    Starting Your Ph.D. on the Right Track

    Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    September 10, 2004

    Will the Semantic Web Change Science?

    "Among the first adopters and co-creators of the Semantic Web have been scientists who see in the new approach the promise of content-based information retrieval, distributed data mining, and automated Web-service choreography."

    September 17, 2004

    Navigating by the Numbers

    "Everything on Earth has a location attached to it, and geomatics engineers measure and map that," explains Elizabeth Cannon, world expert in GPS technology. "Software simply is the tool of choice in our tool kit that allows us to test and develop newer and better methodologies."

    September 17, 2004

    Careers in research: the new monasticism

    "I have watched many forced out of the work they love into jobs in which the major consolation is that "at least it provides a career structure."

    September 17, 2004

    Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 3: Creativity in the Job Search

    The daily stimulation of the mind, which he likened in our meeting to "putting on the thinking cap," is both a pleasure and a necessary tool for personal growth.

    September 17, 2004

    A Toolkit of Transferable Skills for Postdocs

    We can look at things in a fresh way. ... Originality of thought is our greatest unsung quality.

    September 17, 2004

    Starting Graduate School: Mathematics Training, Part 2

    September 24, 2004

    The Battle Is at the Top

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

    September 24, 2004

    Bringing It All Together

    "This is a project that is finally allowing me to relate all I have learned before: electronics, a bit of image processing, a touch of elementary mechanics, and some programming."

    September 24, 2004

    Bioinformatics in the Netherlands: Thriving and Exciting

    "Bioinformatics is a booming field of research in the Netherlands with a lot of opportunities."

    September 24, 2004

    Information Assurance Careers

    "Information assurance specialists should address the evolving nature of the social fabric of their country and of this planet as it becomes more cyber-Internet-electronically based."

    September 24, 2004

    Grid Computing: Crossing the Chasm

    "While the Internet enables computers to communicate with each other, grid computing enables computers to work together."

    September 24, 2004

    Opportunities in Computer Science Research

    "Something quite unique about computer science: We don't have a postdoc tradition. That's because we have historically had so many positions available in Ph.D.-granting departments and available for fresh Ph.D.s. Traditionally, when you get your Ph.D. [in computer science], you've got some place to go. There was always more demand than there was supply, and industry was soaking up half."

    October 01, 2004

    Tough Times Ahead No Matter Who Wins

    [F]or all the stump-speech hyperbole, a single, remorseless reality must govern the next president's actions, no matter who he is. The huge budget deficit, the war in Iraq, and the war on terrorism will combine to squeeze federal scientific agencies not directly involved in defense, homeland security, or several earmarked projects. Competing for scarce funds with a myriad of other money-strapped domestic agencies, the civilian science agencies face the likelihood of budget cuts, some quite substantial.

    October 01, 2004

    Ancestors of Science - Prehistoric GM Corn

    October 01, 2004

    Facing Life's Challenges as a Foreign Scientist

    We came to the United States to learn and work, seeking a better life. The challenges we faced were not always easy, but they made us stronger and wiser.

    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."

    October 08, 2004

    Researching in Silico

    [H]er team currently consists of an impressively diverse group including computer scientists, physicists, biochemists, and chemists.

    October 08, 2004

    Developing International Networks in Science and Technology

    "The Chinese Association of Science and Technology is one organization that arose to promote personal and professional development among Chinese scientists, architects, and engineers living in the United States."

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