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    February 27, 1998

    Self-Assessment Exercises: A GRE for Your Ego and Superego

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...
    March 27, 1998

    It's April and I Still Don't Have a Job! The Panicked Scientist's Guide to Accelerated Job Searches

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS It'...
    June 12, 1998

    Forecasting Compatibility: How to Select Your New Boss

    DAVE IS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SEARCH MASTERS INTERNATIONAL IN SEDONA, ARIZONA PREVIOUS COLUMNS I know...
    August 31, 2001

    Student Research: What is it Good For?

    After decades of blind faith, educators are finally beginning to investigate what makes for a good research experience.

    August 31, 2001

    Making Room for Diversity Makes Sense

    Successful diversity programs level the playing field for women and minorities by addressing their needs and teaching undergraduates the unwritten rules of academic science.

    August 31, 2001

    Reintroducing the Intro Course

    Figuring out what works is vitally important to the country, say U.S. educators. Each year, hundreds of thousands of U.S. students get their only exposure to science in an intro class--and most leave without understanding how science works or with any desire to take further courses.

    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.

    January 14, 2005

    Community College Students: An Untapped Source of Future Scientists

    I hope to inspire established scientists at all institutions to involve more community college students in research projects and to remind these researchers of the tremendous potential many of these students have to influence the future of the scientific community.

    April 01, 2005

    Peer Mentors and Networks: Powerful Tools for Promoting Transfer Student Success

    Transfer students thrived when we brought them together with successful peers and program alumni to form formal and informal peer networks.

    July 08, 2005

    From Mexicali to Harvard

    His circuitous route took him through numerous low-paying jobs to community college, a bachelor's degree at the University of Washington, and--eventually--to graduate school at Harvard.

    October 28, 2005

    SHPE - Mentoring Hispanic Engineers and Scientists

    As a result of this increased student enrollment, SHPE recently opened an office at the University of Texas at Arlington that is dedicated solely to its student programs.

    November 25, 2005

    AESEDA: Global Opportunities for Minority Earth Scientists

    “Our goal is to begin to influence the new crop of African academics that can then engage with colleagues here to develop long-lived collaborative relationships.”—Michael Adewumi

    December 02, 2005

    STEPping Up the Production of U.S. Scientists

    The bill allowed NSF to develop a new program to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    December 16, 2005

    MentorDoctor: Making Up Lost Time After Katrina

    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.

    January 06, 2006

    Sell Yourself: Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications

    Your personal statement should clearly express your understanding of what graduate school is about and how the graduate degree will build upon your previous experiences toward the attainment of your career goals.

    March 10, 2006

    Minority Admissions: Countering Cultural Blocks

    Jennifer Zimbroff (pictured above) wanted to understand why qualified high school students, especially minority students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, fail to take advantage of the college opportunities that are available to them.

    March 17, 2006

    RISE: Training Minorities in Environmental Science

    "RISE wants all students, especially the ones who think they can't do it or aren't sure [about a career in science]." --Robyn Hannigan

    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

    September 14, 2007

    Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

    Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

    May 16, 2008

    African Americans Studying STEM: Parsing the Numbers

    Incoming African-American students express interest in the sciences, but their rate of attrition is high.

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