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March 11, 2011

Career Q&A: Reentering Academia - A Success Story

University of Oxford chemist Carol Robinson returned to academia after an 8-year break and went on to win the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award.

November 30, 2012

Time Off for Dad

Paternity leave helps fathers and mothers advance their careers; too bad it's not more common.

November 30, 2012

Robots, Fish, and Undergrads

John Long, his collaborators, and his Vassar undergraduates study fish biomechanics and behavior.

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

Jim Austin
July 13, 2001

Jim Austin: Unplugged

Like many of the folks here at Next Wave my professional journey has been radically nonlinear. I was a North Carolina...
September 24, 2004

Opportunities in Computer Science Research

"Something quite unique about computer science: We don't have a postdoc tradition. That's because we have historically had so many positions available in Ph.D.-granting departments and available for fresh Ph.D.s. Traditionally, when you get your Ph.D. [in computer science], you've got some place to go. There was always more demand than there was supply, and industry was soaking up half."

August 29, 2008

Making a Scientific Impact

Kit Parker and his team of military veterans at Harvard are investigating the mechanical forces involved in traumatic brain injury.

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 27, 2013

NSF Announces Sequestration Plans

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

March 04, 2013

A Videocast on Industry Interviews—from NIH

NIH branches out, presenting a videocast on interviewing for jobs beyond the ivory tower.

March 12, 2013

Plagiarism Suspected in Successful NSF Grant Proposals

Plagiarism software uncovers nearly 100 cases of plagiarism in one year's successful NSF grant proposals.

NIH Building
March 29, 2013

NIH Wants Your Input on Training

NIH is seeking feedback from the community on how best to improve graduate and postdoctoral training.

April 01, 2013

Cooking Up a Storm

The New York Times quickly changes course in an online obituary of a highly accomplished engineer, after initially emphasizing her housekeeping accomplishments.

April 08, 2013

Why Good Scientists Don't Have to Be Great at Math

E. O. Wilson says that only in a few fields do scientists need serious mathematical chops.

Taken for Granted
April 11, 2013

What Sequestration Reveals About Science

Sequestration reveals vulnerabilities in the nation's system for funding science.

April 19, 2013

The Immigration Bill and the High-Skill Job Market

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the newly proposed immigration bill is bad news for job seekers.

Tamily Weissman-Unni
April 22, 2013

A Turn Toward the Classroom and Home

Tamily Weissman-Unni feels like a failure—but she's not.

Taken for Granted
April 26, 2013

Report: Patrick Harran to Go to Trial

A Los Angeles judge denies a motion to dismiss charges for the UCLA professor's role in technician's chemistry lab death.