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Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

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.

Knatokie Ford
May 22, 2013

Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

Oxford Students
March 21, 2013

Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

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.
 

Trees
February 27, 2013

Content Collection: Gaining Independence

Achieving independence as a researcher is a balancing act, requiring planning, on-the-job training, and diplomacy.

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.

February 03, 2012

Content Collection: Mentoring Advice

A good mentor at each career stage can greatly enhance your professional and personal achievement.

January 06, 2012

Getting Science to Those Who Need It

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur found his calling helping biotech-derived therapies reach those who need them most.

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.

August 12, 2011

Content Collection: International Mobility

A roundup of Science Careers articles exploring international research experiences and what makes them successful.

April 08, 2011

Q&A: Philip Phillips: A Roundabout Approach to Superconductivity

His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.

January 28, 2011

A Loyal Fan of Women's Health Research

Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson's enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.

January 14, 2011

Perspective: Stumbling Through History: Discovering Unsung African-American Chemists

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.

December 03, 2010

Choosing Between Science and Caring?

Research suggests that many able women view careers in hard science as inimical to important values.

June 11, 2010

Designing a Career in Biomedical Engineering

Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists can all contribute to the development of medical devices and assistance technologies.

April 02, 2010

Profiles in Technological Adaptation

With assists from technology -- sometimes high and sometimes low -- these scientists are overcoming obstacles and getting their work done.

October 30, 2009

Returning to Science

With the right support, it is possible to succeed in science after a family-related hiatus.

August 14, 2009

Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Mentoring

Cultivating and nurturing your mentoring relationships are essential, particularly in the complex landscape of clinical and translational research.

February 27, 2009

When Ironies Make Perfect Sense

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.

September 05, 2008

Triggermeister

When protons start colliding next month at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, Turkish particle physicist Bilge Demirköz will make sure physicists see what happens.

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