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September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

Stephanie McGuire
June 24, 2013

Stephanie McGuire

Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

May 06, 2013

Indre Viskontas

This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

February 17, 2013

Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

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.

July 06, 2012

Pushing Students Toward STEM

A national STEM workforce conference suggests numerous plans to boost STEM education and training, but few to make jobs more desirable.

March 09, 2012

Your Research, Their Hope

Scientists working with patient-advocacy groups need to set legal and ethical guidelines so interactions can be mutually beneficial.

February 24, 2012

Stepping Out of Big Pharma's Shadow

As big-pharma jobs disappear, pharma scientists are landing at start-ups, launching their own, or joining academia.

December 23, 2011

Breakthrough Behind the Scenes

Kimberly Powers's epidemiological research on HIV helped set the stage for this year's Science Breakthrough of the Year.

December 02, 2011

To Replicate or Not To Replicate?

Graduate students need to decide whether to spend time replicating other scientists' data.

October 28, 2011

Tips From the Top

Who better than Nobel Prize–winning scientists to offer advice for scoring science's top prize for yourself?

September 30, 2011

Are African Americans Surging in Computer Science?

A report suggests a big jump in Black/African-American enrollment in computer science graduate programs.