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    June 24, 2004

    DARPA and the Decline of U.S. Computer Science Research

    In 2000, NSF received about 3000 computer science proposals with a success rate of 30%. In 2004, the number of applications had risen to 6500 and the success rate had dropped to 16%.

    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."

    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

    Educated Woman - Chapter 45: And Now For Something Completely Different

    Peering in from the outside, the research lab I visited for about a month provided a completely different research experience than what I was used to in the United States.

    December 09, 2005

    Tightrope Walker

    Doing a Ph.D. on visual interfaces and usability is particularly useful, he believes, because it allows him to understand what the consumers would like to use and to guess whether a new product would succeed or fail.

    March 24, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 49: The Grad-School Success-O-Meter

    In grad school, a certain amount of failure is inevitable.

    May 19, 2006

    Making a Difference: Work as a Chemical Engineer

    "I feel like I'm making a useful contribution not only to the company but to the environment," says chemical engineer John Ma of Dow Chemical Canada.

    May 26, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 51: Search. Scour. Capture. Job

    Maybe the worst part about the job search is sending out an application for a job you just know you're well suited for and getting an unceremonious rejection, or even a nonanswer.

    August 25, 2006

    Professional Doctorates in Engineering

    Like other professional doctorates, Eng.D.s combine an applied research project, usually in industry, with courses that are directly relevant to the candidate's profession.

    January 20, 2012

    Genetic Engineering on Steroids

    Synthetic biologist Ron Weiss has moved from programming computers to programming cells.

    January 27, 2012

    Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

    A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

    November 23, 2012

    Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

    Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

    December 07, 2012

    Getting Back Your Mojo

    Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

    Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

    December 28, 2012

    Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

    Patrick Canupp
    January 11, 2013

    Science on the Fast Track

    NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

     
    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    April 10, 2013

    Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

    A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

    Boston College with skyline
    April 15, 2013

    Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

    SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.
     

    Taken for Granted
    April 26, 2013

    Canada to Scrap Points System for High-Skilled Immigration

    Canada is now moving toward high-skilled immigration based on employment, according to the newsmagazine Maclean’s.
     

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