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January 23, 2009

Found in Translation

America needs more science writers of color just as it needs more scientists of color--but are they likely to be able to make a living in a declining industry?

February 27, 2009

Two Young, African-American Women in Science

Our tiny sample of African-American women reveals brilliance, scientific ambition, and anecdotal evidence of progress in the fight against ethnic and gender discrimination.

February 27, 2009

When Ironies Make Perfect Sense

Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.

February 27, 2009

The Bigger Questions

Chemical engineer Kristala Jones Prather's work creating chemical factories inside microbes has taken her from academia to industry and back again.

February 27, 2009

A Double Bind: Minority Women Scientists in Europe

Minority women in European science must struggle daily to confront an issue that remains taboo.

May 29, 2009

A Tale of Two Pathologists

Between them, Terrill Tops and Dorkina Myrick have two careers, three doctoral degrees, and one life together.

June 12, 2009

Reaching for the Stars

Maggie Aderin-Pocock's passion for science and space drives her career and public outreach.

September 11, 2009

A Physician-Researcher Thrives in the Balance

Regan Theiler balances her clinical work in the delivery room with lab research on infectious diseases.

October 02, 2009

Flying High

Despite a remarkable talent, Cecilia Aragon lacked the confidence she needed to be a scientist. And then she learned to fly.

October 30, 2009

Returning to Science

With the right support, it is possible to succeed in science after a family-related hiatus.

January 08, 2010

Perspective: Sell Yourself -- Refining the Personal Statement

A career adviser offers tips on writing a critical piece of your graduate school application.

February 05, 2010

Making Science and Family Fit

A mother of three and winner of a European Research Council starting grant, Michal Sharon has managed to have both a family and a scientific career.

March 19, 2010

Mind Matters: Back to Work After a Baby

Dropping off an infant at daycare is very stressful for new mothers returning to work.

April 02, 2010

Assistive Technologies Enable Discovery

Like a biologist's microscope or a geographer's global positioning system, assistive technologies allow scientists and engineers to extend their capabilities.

April 30, 2010

Mind Matters: Back to Work After Baby, Part 2

On returning to work, new mothers can minimize stress and maximize productivity by adapting to their new and different circumstances.

May 14, 2010

In Person: Studying the Implications of New Medical Technologies

People with scientific training are needed to explore ethical, legal, and social issues involved in bringing science into the clinic.

June 04, 2010

Time to Hire a Housekeeper?

Scientists -- especially women -- may need to set traditional gender roles aside and pay someone to help them with the housework.

June 11, 2010

Designing a Career in Biomedical Engineering

Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists can all contribute to the development of medical devices and assistance technologies.

August 06, 2010

Scientist Dads Step Up

Although women still do most of the parenting, some scientist dads are taking on the role of primary caregiver.

December 03, 2010

Becoming 'MacGyvers'

Students in the University of Tulsa's Cyber Corps Program pick through Dumpsters for cyber clues, extract digital evidence from shattered cell phones, and hack into "unhackable" computer systems, all in the name of national service.