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    November 16, 2007

    In Person: Series Index

    Got something to say about starting or moving through a career in science? Here's your chance to let friends and colleagues know what's on your mind.

    January 11, 2008

    The Accidental Palaeontologist

    Above: The
    Apatosaurus (
    Brontosaurus) Mike Taylor's dad drew for him when Taylor was 8 years old.

    January 11, 2008

    In Person: A Career Home Run

    [Working in product management] was intellectually stimulating but not emotionally engaging. What did engage me was baseball statistics.

    January 18, 2008

    Following the Image

    "For her, that's the ultimate goal, not just for the status of a cover image on a sexy, high-profile journal but rather that this is a beautiful image that people are going to see." --Rebecca Heald

    February 08, 2008

    A Gift That Keeps On Giving

    A mentor in industry helped physicist Joan Hoffmann navigate graduate school and launch her career.

    February 08, 2008

    Mentoring Opposites

    Sander van Zuijlen and Hester Bijl turned their differences into strengths as they moved from student and mentor to scientific collaborators.

    February 22, 2008

    Alone in the Field

    "Eduardo Moreno made it through the first selection because of his strong past record and made it through the last round thanks to the innovative, yet highly relevant, nature of his grant," writes ERC jury panel chair Susan Gasser.

    March 07, 2008

    Getting Women Scientists to the Top

    "Having more women at the top could mean that more barriers in [women's] way are broken." --Adelina Huminic-Orzu, European Platform of Women Scientists

    March 21, 2008

    Ahead of Her Time

    "The key is to take advantage of whatever assets you have in your life. Get everything you possibly can out of your opportunities," says Aifantis's former high school principal, Kass Simila.

    April 18, 2008

    A Matter of Policy

    "We complain that these decisions are being made in a vacuum without significant scientific or engineering input. Well, the way to fix that is for scientists and engineers to get involved in the policy process." --Joseph Helble, dean and professor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

    April 25, 2008

    Young Swedish Scientist Reveals Fast-Track Career Secrets

    He has demanded much from himself and his colleagues ever since he was young.

    May 09, 2008

    Careers in Perspective: Chemists Can Do Anything

    "Real-world experience trumps classroom learning, and future employers don't care if the experience was paid or volunteer."

    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 23, 2008

    Family Trailblazers

    "You have to be savvy to all the nuances, the position, the place, and the institution's policies. This can be difficult if you come from a very different culture." --Rebecca Conry

    June 06, 2008

    Student-Veterans Come Marching Home: Their Return to Studies

    The demands of rigorous scientific or engineering studies can conflict with continuing military obligations.

    June 13, 2008

    A Self-Made Climber

    Nowadays, "most researchers, especially forest ecologists, are incorporating climate change impacts into their research," says canopy ecologist Catherine Cardelús.

    June 13, 2008

    An Adventurous Physicist

    Chave learned the ecology, molecular biology, and chemistry he needed by talking to colleagues, going to seminars, and reading papers.

    June 13, 2008

    Measuring the Impact of Invasive Plants

    June 20, 2008

    Training in Academia--and Industry

    A CIFRE agreement "is a good way of ... doing research and keeping other doors open," says Sylvain Schwartz.

    June 27, 2008

    Liberal Arts College Faculty: Finding the Sweet Spot

    Known for small classes and a focus on undergraduate education, most such colleges also require--from their younger, newer faculty members, at least--substantial research activity.

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