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May 21, 2004

Diversity in the S&E Workforce: Industry vs. Academia

--Dr. Willie Pearson, chair of Georgia Tech's School of History, Technology, and Society

September 03, 2004

Olympic Inspiration

February 17, 2006

Same School, Different Degree, All Part of the Plan

The transition to graduate school required her to learn how to handle family and financial issues, while also keeping up with her studies and research.

May 06, 2005

Timbuktu Academy: Mentoring Future Scientists

Established in 1990 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Timbuktu Academy is an award-winning mentoring program for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

December 02, 2005

Retraining Scientists: Changing Fields, Gaining Skills

July 01, 2005

Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Universe

In contrast to the mysterious forms of energy and matter she studies, the 33-year-old Verde radiates enthusiasm when talking about her work. "I never stop being amazed by it," she says.

July 01, 2005

Scientists Researching What We Don't Know

Though it is often--and justifiably--maligned, it is ignorance--and recognizing where it exists--that drives scientists to do groundbreaking science.

September 10, 2004

Navigating the 21st Century IT Marketplace

"One thing I've heard is you can never outsource creativity. So if you have very good problem-solving skills, there will always be a demand for your talent."

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."

August 08, 2003

Mentor With a Mission

Cuker felt he was meant to help minority students become aquatic scientists, which is why he created the ASLO Minorities Program in 1989.

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.

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.

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.”

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 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.

November 21, 2003

The Theory of Everything

"While mathematics is the foundation for his study into the nature of the universe, he credits his family and upbringing for providing him with the foundation for success."

July 02, 2004

An Inside Look at Australian Science From a Top Geoscientist

"The government in this country recognizes the value of a knowledge economy, recognizes it's necessary to be a knowledge economy, and recognizes the role science plays in that."

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.

September 23, 2005

Defending Your Graduate Life

Valentine, scheduled to defend her dissertation in March 2006 at Johns Hopkins University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, shares her graduate school experiences and talks about her preparation for her thesis defense.

August 22, 2003

Are HBCUs Still Necessary?

Are minority students better served by an undergraduate education at one of the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or have these institutions outlived their usefulness?