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May 12, 2006

Directing Minorities Toward Careers in Evolutionary Biology

"Undergraduates should get experience in a lab, the field, or a museum, to see if that sort of research suits them." --Scott Edwards

February 06, 2004

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

"I have always had an interest in trying to apply my mathematics to help mankind as best I could." --Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

June 03, 2005

The Road to a Neurobiology Ph.D.

Gregory is now nearing completion of his Ph.D. at UCLA so now he has to figure out the next step on his career path.

November 12, 2004

Covering All the Bases

[Bowen's] recent appointment to Brown is his second at the institution, after teaching biology there from 1983 to 1991, and it marks the beginning of another chapter in his lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

February 10, 2006

The Big Picture

“I’d like to be here [longer]. But now my wife and my baby are in Japan, so I have to go back.”

December 02, 2005

Retraining Scientists: Changing Fields, Gaining Skills

January 21, 2005

NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

NOAA Fisheries, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a long history of fostering minority development in the sciences.

June 18, 2004

Science Policy's Frontline

From the director and board to the directorates and offices at NSF, these specialists play a vital role in making sure the science policy "machine" runs smoothly.

January 16, 2004

Exceptionally Average

Time and again, he has changed his professional outlook to satisfy an intellectual question.

January 24, 2003

Web Site Review: Just Garcia Hill

The JGH site is a valuable tool for aspiring minority scientists and their advocates because of its wealth of information and resources.

June 20, 2003

Web Site Review: The Faces of Science

"The Faces of Science brings humanity to the scientific achievements of African Americans."

December 05, 2003

A Shortage of Scientists and Engineers?

"The board recommends creating partnerships between businesses and educational institutions to prepare students, primarily trained for academia, for entrance into the private sector."

April 07, 2006

The Wild World of Doctoral Funding

Most Ph.D. students manage to support themselves, however modestly, with a combination of TAs, RAs, and fellowships.

December 19, 2003

Holiday Indulgence: Brandy Extraordinaire

For more than 20 years, Hubert Germain-Robin has overseen the resurrection of his family legacy as the co-founder of Alambic Inc.

November 18, 2005

Clinton Junior College: Monitoring, Motivating, and Mentoring Students in STEM

The CIPA grant is part of a program designed to help minority institutions develop science and math curricula while attracting and preparing underrepresented students for careers in STEM.

June 25, 2004

Do What You Love; Love What You Do

Ritter urged young scientists pursuing alternative careers to strive to be the best at their current positions while also preparing themselves for future transitions. Always do more than your peers, she suggests, because employers look at past work when evaluating candidates, no matter what job you're applying for.

July 02, 2004

Leaving Los Alamos

"When I landed in the United States, what I felt I had was a huge advantage because I felt that I was very flexible. That was a unique gift of my Australian education."

July 02, 2004

Scientific Exchange in Australia

Although Australia may not be ready to go head-to-head with international research juggernauts like the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany, it is building the capital, manpower, and facilities necessary to compete on the international scientific stage.

January 09, 2004

Engineering Crossroads

Although he faced the turbulence of political unrest as a young man, Ameer rose above those challenges and followed his dream.

June 04, 2004

El Niño, Science, and Politics

As a black man in South Africa, Philander had to cope with apartheid's brutal white-supremacist system on his path to becoming a scientist.