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    August 24, 2007

    Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

    "Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips

    May 16, 2008

    Dynamo Walking

    "Betty got it right away. You've got to do the work. And I really think that's Betty. She's willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach her goals." --Eric Grotzinger

    January 18, 2008

    Following the Image

    "For her, that's the ultimate goal, not just for the status of a cover image on a sexy, high-profile journal but rather that this is a beautiful image that people are going to see." --Rebecca Heald

    March 23, 2007

    A Question of Balance

    "I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

    October 09, 2009

    Audacity, Part 2: A Blueprint for Audacious Science

    To do breakthrough science, you need passion, a supportive institution and mentor, and a suitable problem.

    April 20, 2007

    MiSciNet Profile: Wilfredo Colón

    "This idea of research was foreign to me. I'm sure that had it not been for that opportunity, I would not be a scientist today." --Wilfredo Colón

    June 11, 2010

    Audacity, Part 5: Rejection and Ridicule

    The deeper your idea cuts into the heart of a field, the more your peers are likely to challenge you, and only time will reveal whether your work is transformative, incremental, or wrong.

    April 29, 2005

    MS PHD'S: Inspiring Minorities in the Earth Sciences

    The purpose of MS PHD'S is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in earth-system sciences.

    March 03, 2006

    Kenneth Ridgway: Earth Watcher, Earth Teacher

    The first step to realizing this vision, says Ridgway, is for students to take a basic geology class and find out what geologists actually do.

    October 12, 2007

    Rita Thornton: Turning Obstacles into Steppingstones

    "I explained what I wanted to do. I warned that it would be different from what they were used to. Then I asked if they could help me. And they all agreed." --Rita Thornton

    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.

    November 20, 2009

    Audacity, Part 3: Funding Audacious Science

    What are the best strategies for funding high-risk, high-reward research?

    May 29, 2009

    A Tale of Two Pathologists

    Between them, Terrill Tops and Dorkina Myrick have two careers, three doctoral degrees, and one life together.

    March 12, 2010

    Audacity, Part 4: Taking Liberties with Research Grants?

    Is it a good idea to propose a safe research project to NIH or NSF, then use the money for riskier work?