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April 04, 2008

A Competitive Fellowship

July 31, 2009

Reshuffling Graduate Training

Nobelist Roald Hoffmann believes that taking graduate students off grants and giving them fellowships would be good for U.S. science. But others say such a radical change isn't in the cards.

August 29, 2003

NSF, Academics Told to Act As If They Mean It

The workshop supplemented a new report on national workforce policies from NSF's oversight body, the National Science Board, that laments what it calls an inadequate supply of domestic scientific talent.

May 18, 2001

New Data in Chemistry Show Zero Diversity

December 07, 2001

Parenting and Career Progression: Women Tend to Suffer

Married women with children are less likely to be full professors than those without. The opposite is now true for men.

April 21, 2000

Sharp Jump in Teaching Fellows Draws Fire From Educators

November 15, 2002

Graduate Student Unions: Labor Seeks Fertile Ground On Ivy-Covered Campuses

Graduate student unions aren't a new phenomenon at state universities. But their presence at elite private schools is raising the ante for scientists.

January 19, 2001

Student Survey Highlights Mismatch of Training, Goals

May 23, 2003

Scientific Workforce: Down for the Count?

U.S. students are avoiding science degrees, industry is worried about filling high-tech jobs, and graduate programs are overflowing with foreigners. That's the accepted wisdom. But how true is it?

August 01, 2003

NIH Program Gives Minorities a Chance to Make Their MARC

Each year, MARC gives 700 talented undergraduates an intensive introduction to the life of a scientist, subsidizing their education, putting them to work in the lab, and offering one-on-one career counseling.

November 04, 2005

A Glass Ceiling for Asian Scientists?

Asian scientists are a major presence in U.S. biomedical research labs. So why do so few hold leadership positions?

July 25, 2003

Aid to Minority Schools is Political Hot Potato

A $250 million bill, proposed by Senator George Allen (R-VA), hopes to help African American, Native American, and Hispanic undergraduates, but it may jeopardize other NSF minority programs.

January 20, 2006

Do Minority-Training Programs Work?

Asked to assess the programs, the panel threw up its hands.

November 25, 2005

U.S. Plans Suit to Stop Minority-Only Programs

The case is the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle over federal programs aimed at boosting the tiny percentage of Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans in the scientific workforce.

June 23, 2000

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, NSF Says

August 31, 2001

Student Research: What is it Good For?

After decades of blind faith, educators are finally beginning to investigate what makes for a good research experience.

September 01, 2000

TEACHER TRAINING: How to Produce Better Math and Science Teachers

June 06, 2003

Report Asks Colleges to Plug A Leaky People Pipeline

If we succeed in improving the climate for undergraduate and graduate students, we can have a dramatic impact on the number of students trained for scientific careers by 2010.

April 16, 1998

Fewer Minorities Under New NSF Rules

May 26, 2006

NIH Wants Better Results From Minority Programs