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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

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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?