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May 23, 2008

Family Trailblazers

"You have to be savvy to all the nuances, the position, the place, and the institution's policies. This can be difficult if you come from a very different culture." --Rebecca Conry

August 01, 2008

Careers in Research Support

"[Working in research support] allows me to translate direct understanding of the sciences to help science without actually doing science." --Elisabeth Prescott

February 27, 2009

The Bigger Questions

Chemical engineer Kristala Jones Prather's work creating chemical factories inside microbes has taken her from academia to industry and back again.

August 28, 2009

Winning Strategies: Advice from PECASE Winners

There are no fail-safe recipes for success, but some basic, tried-and-true principles can be counted on.

October 02, 2009

Flying High

Despite a remarkable talent, Cecilia Aragon lacked the confidence she needed to be a scientist. And then she learned to fly.

November 13, 2009

A Scientist Finds a Niche

Dean Pearson overcame a slow and difficult start to make a difference observing ecological communities.

January 22, 2010

Quantitative Biomedical Careers

Physicists, mathematicians, and others are finding new ways to apply quantitative skills to biomedical sciences.

June 25, 2010

Trusting the Public

On the theory that everyone's an expert on their own environment, scientists are figuring out how to tap the experiences and observations of nonscientists.

November 12, 2010

Ghostwriters in the Medical Literature

Despite new disclosure requirements, ghostwriters remain a threat to the integrity of the scientific literature as well as careers.

March 18, 2011

Hunting Ghosts

An industry spokesperson claims the ghostwriting problem is fixed, but critics of the practice disagree.

July 29, 2011

Science in Namibia

In a new series, Science Careers shows what it's like to do science in different parts of the world, starting with Namibia.

July 29, 2011

Seeking Drug Targets in Indigenous Plants

Davis Mumbengegwi first started asking himself scientific questions during high school in Zimbabwe. "There are lots of...
July 29, 2011

Securing Food for Namibia's Future

Namibia is one of the driest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It contains two deserts -- the Namib and the Kalahari --...
July 29, 2011

Conflict Resolution

Many people in Namibia depend on the resources found in nature -- plants, animals, grazing land, and limited water...
July 29, 2011

Enjoying the View

When Riaan Steenkamp joined the faculty of the University of Namibia in 1994, the university was new and the country...
January 13, 2012

Science in Northeastern Brazil

Outside Brazil's major scientific hubs, progress requires the right balance of patience and impatience.

January 13, 2012

Shifting Sands in Northeastern Brazil

Physician-scientist Selma Jeronimo is looking for ways to control the spread of leishmaniasis.

January 13, 2012

Brazil's Science Culture Shock

Physicist Mauro Copelli is working to foster a less bureaucratic, sustainable research culture at his university in northeastern Brazil.

January 13, 2012

Building Up Brazilian Brain Research

Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis has turned his São Paulo lab into an epicenter of brain-machine interface research.

November 30, 2012

Time Off for Dad

Paternity leave helps fathers and mothers advance their careers; too bad it's not more common.

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