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    November 22, 2002

    Space-Age Farming

    Remote-sensing technologies are changing agricultural production, and career opportunities are exploding.

    February 11, 2004

    Making a Comeback to Academia

    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!

    November 12, 2004

    Academic Spinoff: SunPower

    Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

    January 21, 2005

    Investing in the Future of Science

    "The long-term goal is to prepare [underrepresented minorities] to become those critical staff scientists that we need for the future workforce, hopefully here [at ORNL]." –Debbie McCoy, RAMS Program Administrator.

    January 21, 2005

    NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

    NOAA Fisheries, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a long history of fostering minority development in the sciences.

    February 11, 2005

    We're Doing Just Fine

    A survey of the top 50 ranked physics departments in 2002 shows that of 1998 physics faculty members, there were 12 of identifiable African heritage.

    February 18, 2005

    Bridging the Worlds of Science and Public Policy

    "Even if you are not doing science when you are an advisor, you definitely bring your training as a scientist to the table – and this can be of great benefit," says Nancy Kingsbury, Science Advisor at Natural Resources Canada.

    March 04, 2005

    Solving the Mysteries of Matter

    Assamagan has dedicated his career to developing detectors and software to explore still-uncharted areas of particle physics.

    March 04, 2005

    Hispanic Astrophysicist and Educator Boosts Women in Science

    Ruiz's diverse experiences as a woman in the sciences provides a background for helping others attain their goals.

    March 11, 2005

    A Scientist as a Knowledge Agent

    Lewis, who trained as a geoscientist to doctoral level, describes her work at Dstl as 'research, but a different kind of research.'

    March 11, 2005

    Straight Out of Science Fiction

    If successful, Jackson’s current mission of developing a more secure method of transferring information using a single photon would revolutionize information technology.

    March 18, 2005

    Dirty Bombs and Other Career Stories of a Defense Scientist

    "We can basically go into a terrorist's apartment and confirm that he had in his possession nuclear material."

    April 08, 2005

    A Volcanologist's Vista

    Out on a mountain, Mather says, "you have to work with the situation" and solve the practical difficulties as best you can.

    June 17, 2005

    Rising Canadian Stars win Cottrell Scholar Awards

    "It's our way to articulate not only the importance of integration of teaching and research but also to communicate that the Canadian community is really making great strides in science education as well as in scientific research," explains James Gentile, President of Research Corporation.

    June 24, 2005

    It's a Small World: Canada's Hub for Nanotech

    The National Institute for Nanotechnology is an integrated, multidisciplinary institution involving researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, informatics, pharmacy, and medicine.

    July 01, 2005

    Christopher Andronicos: Understanding Mountains and Minorities

    Andronicos feels a tremendous amount of responsibility to help other minority students persevere and succeed in their studies.

    October 14, 2005

    MentorDoctor: No Pubs, No Postdoc?

    October 14, 2005

    A Geologist's Adventure in Crete

    Early-Stage Training fellowships offer Ph.D. researchers the opportunity to pursue specialised training for a period of 3 months to 3 years as part of their doctoral training.

    November 11, 2005

    An International Scientist

    The couple started looking "around in the world [to see] where we could both have nice positions," and they found what they were looking for in Spain.

    November 18, 2005

    Industry Insider: The European Steel Industry, a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

    Once they are in, young employees often state how surprised they are at how high tech, innovative, and environmentally-friendly today's steel industry is.

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