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March 02, 2007

Priming the Mind

"I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

March 02, 2007

Making the Leap to Independence

"Those who succeed are well-grounded people who have seen success and believe they can do it too. They are not the type of people who worry too much or are easily intimidated," says Virginia Tech professor Michael Hochella.

March 02, 2007

A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
our career can get advanced but not necessarily
their career."

March 09, 2007

Italian Research Shakeup Pending

The minister's aim is to create an employment structure in the universities with a much larger base of younger, early-career scientists.

March 09, 2007

Is Grants.gov in the FastLane?

When it comes to accepting electronic applications, the agency is in no hurry to leave the FastLane.

March 16, 2007

Research at the Poles

March 16, 2007

Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence, Part 2

"Companies play favorites. You're either one of the favored few, or you're an orphan stepchild, all depending upon where in the company you work."

March 16, 2007

Cruising the Frozen Seas

"For miles and miles, everything looks, feels, and smells pure and uncontaminated," says Sasha Tozzi, a Ph.D. student working in Antarctica's Ross Sea.

March 16, 2007

Polar Research in Portugal: Breaking the Ice

Gonçalo Vieira set up a Portuguese IPY committee made up of 10 Portuguese biologists and geophysicists who together are leading Portugal's new polar research effort.

March 23, 2007

A 'Comprehensive' Career

"I feel confident that my ideas are good enough to go up against the rest of the world, but the question is, can I generate enough preliminary data fast enough?
- Emmanuel Chang"

March 23, 2007

A Question of Balance

"I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

March 30, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Part 3: Time to Strategize

It's scary and exciting for exactly the same reason: The possibilities are endless.

March 30, 2007

Introducing GrantsNet 2.0

The old GrantsNet funding database is getting some new content and features.

March 30, 2007

Deaf to the Needs of Hearing-Impaired Scientists

"I can see no reason to justify the exclusion of deaf people from scientific laboratories." --Sarah Page

April 06, 2007

Tips for Publishing in Scientific Journals

You increase the chances of your paper being accepted if you make the assumption that the reviewers are offering their suggestions as constructive criticism.

April 06, 2007

Writing Science: The Story's the Thing

Writing well comes from writing a lot, so get comfy with your computer.

April 13, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Science Papers that Shine

Your writing should reflect the same clarity and concision as your research.

April 20, 2007

MiSciNet Profile: Wilfredo Colón

"This idea of research was foreign to me. I'm sure that had it not been for that opportunity, I would not be a scientist today." --Wilfredo Colón

April 20, 2007

Mind Matters: Culture Shock

The challenges are both logistical and emotional, and if training and productivity are compromised, scientific careers can be derailed.

April 27, 2007

Special Feature: Research Opportunities in India--An Upward Trajectory

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