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July 06, 2007

Special Feature: Science Careers for Undergrads

July 06, 2007

The Importance of Undergraduate Research

"If you have already learned how to function independently in a laboratory environment by the time you graduate from your undergraduate institution, then you are really well-prepared for graduate school." --Chris Burge

July 06, 2007

Going Abroad for Your Ph.D.

For students brave enough to dust off their passports in seeking a Ph.D., the rewards can be great.

July 06, 2007

Funding for Undergraduate Science Majors

Science Careers provides direct links to GrantsNet's funding database, so you can find your next science scholarship, internship, or research opportunity.

August 10, 2007

The Postbac: One or Two Years That Make Careers

"For the great majority of students, some time off is a good idea." --Deborah Goldberg

September 14, 2007

Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

April 11, 2008

Special Feature: Undergraduates

"There's a lot going on in the minds and lives of 20 year olds that matters profoundly to the future of science and the world we live in."

April 11, 2008

Ph.Dollars: Does Grad School Make Financial Sense?

"I was optimistically willing to sacrifice any number of years of my life and money for that career path." --Laurie Earls

April 11, 2008

Community Colleges Fuel Science Workforce

"For aspiring researchers, community colleges are an attractive way to begin one's scientific training."

May 16, 2008

African Americans Studying STEM: Parsing the Numbers

Incoming African-American students express interest in the sciences, but their rate of attrition is high.

May 16, 2008

Dynamo Walking

"Betty got it right away. You've got to do the work. And I really think that's Betty. She's willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach her goals." --Eric Grotzinger

May 30, 2008

Grad-School Campus Visits

A student who arrives with little specific knowledge of the graduate program or its faculty "is bound to make a bad impression." --James Faubion

October 08, 2010

Happy 15th Birthday to Us

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of our first issue, the editor of Science Careers makes a few observations and suggestions.

July 01, 2011

Content Collection: Scientific Presentations

Here's everything you need to know about delivering oral scientific presentations (except the science), all in one place.

January 27, 2012

Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

March 30, 2012

Does a Professional Science Master's Degree Pay Off?

Hard data on PSM graduates are scanty, but anecdotal evidence of their success abounds.

May 04, 2012

Translational Volcanology

There is still a gap between modeling-based predictions and deciding when to evacuate a city.

November 16, 2012

Careers in Biomaterials Science—an Overview

Scientists with an ability to work across fields can find exciting opportunities in biomaterials.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

December 07, 2012

Getting Back Your Mojo

Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.