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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

July 22, 2005

Naira Rezende: A Principal Investigator in Training

As Rezende embarks on a new chapter in her life--graduate school-- she looks forward to making more contributions to science.

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

August 05, 2013

Karolinska Institutet Marches at the Pride Parade

On Saturday, Karolinska Institutet students marched in the annual Stockholm Pride Parade—with the institute's blessing.

July 06, 2007

Funding for Undergraduate Science Majors

Science Careers provides direct links to GrantsNet's funding database, so you can find your next science scholarship, internship, or research opportunity.

August 31, 2001

Making Room for Diversity Makes Sense

Successful diversity programs level the playing field for women and minorities by addressing their needs and teaching undergraduates the unwritten rules of academic science.

November 16, 2012

Careers in Biomaterials Science—an Overview

Scientists with an ability to work across fields can find exciting opportunities in biomaterials.

September 14, 2007

Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

October 09, 2013


An unorthodox teacher—of German literature—inspired François Mayer to pursue a career in science.

March 18, 2005

Bridges to American Indian Students in Community Colleges Program

Program goals are to increase the number of American Indian students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in biomedical sciences after transferring to 4-year institutions, and to increase the number of these students participating in biomedical research.

July 08, 2005

From Mexicali to Harvard

His circuitous route took him through numerous low-paying jobs to community college, a bachelor's degree at the University of Washington, and--eventually--to graduate school at Harvard.

July 26, 2013

Jack of One Hyperspecific Trade

Is it really possible to be a student of all sciences? No, it isn't.

August 31, 2001

Reintroducing the Intro Course

Figuring out what works is vitally important to the country, say U.S. educators. Each year, hundreds of thousands of U.S. students get their only exposure to science in an intro class--and most leave without understanding how science works or with any desire to take further courses.

August 10, 2007

The Postbac: One or Two Years That Make Careers

"For the great majority of students, some time off is a good idea." --Deborah Goldberg

April 11, 2008

Ph.Dollars: Does Grad School Make Financial Sense?

"I was optimistically willing to sacrifice any number of years of my life and money for that career path." --Laurie Earls

May 13, 2005

My Grand Slam

There will be times when you feel like you are being punished for choosing such a tough path, but don't give up. You must trudge along and finish your degree.

July 10, 2013

Overcoming Health and Disability Challenges

Scientists with disabilities and health issues have proved repeatedly that they can perform well as scientists.

April 11, 2008

Community Colleges Fuel Science Workforce

"For aspiring researchers, community colleges are an attractive way to begin one's scientific training."

Ed Lazowska
March 27, 2013

"We Are the World"

Computer science veteran Ed Lazowska argues that his field is poised to dominate careers in the sciences.

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.