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A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.
Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.
Achieving independence as a researcher is a balancing act, requiring planning, on-the-job training, and diplomacy.
The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.
A good mentor at each career stage can greatly enhance your professional and personal achievement.
A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur found his calling helping biotech-derived therapies reach those who need them most.
A report suggests a big jump in Black/African-American enrollment in computer science graduate programs.
A roundup of Science Careers articles exploring international research experiences and what makes them successful.
His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.
Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson's enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.
Two chemists uncover the story of the Knox brothers, who had distinguished careers in chemistry at a time when that was a very difficult thing to do for African Americans.
Research suggests that many able women view careers in hard science as inimical to important values.
Research suggests that women and minority scientists can prevent negative stereotypes from impacting their careers.
Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists can all contribute to the development of medical devices and assistance technologies.
With assists from technology -- sometimes high and sometimes low -- these scientists are overcoming obstacles and getting their work done.
With the right support, it is possible to succeed in science after a family-related hiatus.
Cultivating and nurturing your mentoring relationships are essential, particularly in the complex landscape of clinical and translational research.
Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.
When protons start colliding next month at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, Turkish particle physicist Bilge Demirköz will make sure physicists see what happens.
Much of my research life--the papers (there were so many), the books, the drafts--is now off to be melted down, or whatever they do at recycling plants, and made into new paper.
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