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"Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips
"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
"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
The purpose of MS PHD'S is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in earth-system sciences.
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.
"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
"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
"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
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.
What are the best strategies for funding high-risk, high-reward research?
To do breakthrough science, you need passion, a supportive institution and mentor, and a suitable problem.
Is it a good idea to propose a safe research project to NIH or NSF, then use the money for riskier work?
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