"There is no doubt that having these kinds of unique tools available and having the strong multidisciplinary environment that allows for interaction gives us a lot of advantage to better understand science," says Jeff Blackmon, physics division, ORNL.
“It’s not really for fast trackers,” says Ann Russell, a terrestrial-ecosystem biologist at Iowa State University in Ames. “But if you really want to do it, the important thing is that you have to play by the rules.”
“Every one of our graduates in the last 4 years have found a job in an industrial or lab setting in their field.” --Ned Djilali, director of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria in British Columbia
"Everything on Earth has a location attached to it, and geomatics engineers measure and map that," explains Elizabeth Cannon, world expert in GPS technology. "Software simply is the tool of choice in our tool kit that allows us to test and develop newer and better methodologies."
"I don't know anybody who hasn't been able to get a job that's been trained in high-temperature superconductivity, but the number of them who go on and study the same things is limited," says Christopher Lobb, a professor at the University of Maryland's Center for Superconductivity Research.
"We're visual communicators and the target audience that we communicate with can be very different whether it's a jury in a courtroom or a high school student using a biology textbook, the level of information is very different," says Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Director, Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto.
Corporate sponsorship can provide not only funding but also access to information that's difficult to pull together, insight into techniques the corporation is experienced with, and access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable.