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    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    January 25, 2013

    Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

    The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

    Koala
    February 08, 2013

    A Global Glut?

    A report from the Australian government finds Aussie graduate students and postdocs, like their U.S. counterparts, frustrated by the job market.

    Michael Teitelbaum
    February 11, 2013

    House Committee Debates High-Skill Immigration

    The House Judiciary Committee invited experts to discuss the effects of high-skill immigration on the U.S. workforce, but there was little talk about what employers actually need.

    February 17, 2013

    Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

    At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

    February 16, 2013

    Panel to NIH: Do More to Reform Biomedical Training

    A panel of workforce experts at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting urged NIH to be more aggressive in fixing biomedical workforce training.

    February 17, 2013

    A New NSF Competition for Improving Graduate Education

    NSF empowers graduate students with small awards to help them improve their graduate programs.

    February 20, 2013

    Improving the Pipeline Into Science for Minorities

    Experts discussed how mentoring differs for minorities and how it can be tweaked to ensure that scientists don't hit a "mentoring glass ceiling."

    February 27, 2013

    NSF Announces Sequestration Plans

    In response to the sequester, the National Science Foundation plans to award approximately 1000 fewer grants.

    Graph
    March 05, 2013

    Plodding Progress for Women, Minorities in Science

    A recent NSF report finds that efforts to improve the representation of women, minorities, and people with disabilities in science and engineering are slow going.

    March 29, 2013

    Whites No Longer Overrepresented in Youngest Scientist Cohorts

    Underrepresented minorities increase their share of faculty posts at 2-year colleges, while Asians rise at 4-year institutions and in industry.

    Alternative Certification Programs
    April 19, 2013

    A Downstream Pathway into Teaching

    Scientists with a passion for pedagogy are turning to alternative certification programs to facilitate a transition into the classroom.

    NIH Building
    April 15, 2013

    Looking Broadly to Find the Best

    An NIH recruiting program for intramural scientists flips the job application script, seeking out talented scientists first and then figuring out where and how to employ them.

    Hal Salzman
    April 29, 2013

    Hal Salzman

    Why do industry leaders and policymakers continue to argue that there is a domestic shortage of STEM talent despite numerous reports to the contrary?
     

    Gilman Hall
    May 01, 2013

    Johns Hopkins Graduate Science Writing Program to Close

    One of the oldest paths into science writing careers has ended.

    May 06, 2013

    Indre Viskontas

    This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

    Fast Forward
    May 10, 2013

    Careers in Fast-Forward, Part 2

    Institutional fellowships offer recent Ph.D.s the chance to leap right into running their own labs.

    Crater
    May 17, 2013

    You Can't Judge a Scientist Using Journal Impact Factors

    An open letter calls for funding agencies and hiring institutions to evaluate scientists by their research and not what journals they publish in.

    kangaroo
    May 28, 2013

    NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

    Eligibility for the K99/R00 "kangaroo" award will cut to 4 years post-Ph.D. to encourage postdocs to apply earlier.

    Zebrafish Nuclei
    June 07, 2013

    A Research Career in Focus

    Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.

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