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    March 14, 2008

    Playing Well With Industry

    "The tipping point is when scientists' commitments to industry-funded research compromise their ability to do what their university appointments require: promote the public good through training students and pursuing research on important issues."

    March 14, 2008

    Finding Industry Funding

    If somebody inside the company is pulling while you’re pushing, stuff tends to get done a lot faster and a lot more effectively.” - David Rosen, Pfizer

    March 21, 2008

    Public Health Goes Global

    "The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    March 21, 2008

    Tooling Up: Breaking Free of Academia (A Test and a Quiz)

    Leaving academia, like leaving a burning building, tends to work better with a little foresight.

    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.

    March 28, 2008

    Mind Matters: Too Perfect?

    "No one is perfect, ... that's why pencils have erasers." --Author Unknown

    March 28, 2008

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Goodbye to All That

    "Learning to survive and thrive once you are pulled out of your comfort zone is an experience that will benefit you for the rest of your life."

    March 28, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 14: Interview Excursions

    "We're sorry but we don't believe you are qualified for this position at this time," wrote one consulting firm.

    April 04, 2008

    Taken for Granted: Help Is on the Way (for Some)

    Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better

    April 04, 2008

    A Competitive Fellowship

    April 04, 2008

    Networking Group Seeks to Bridge the Poles

    "By meeting other early-career scientists, you get into a group of people with similar interests and problems." --Angelika Renner, British Antarctic Survey

    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

    The Truth About Gen Y

    If millennials and their employers can manage to smooth the way, say experts, we can expect great things from Gen Y.

    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."

    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 18, 2008

    Tooling Up: On Headhunters

    Recruiters work in a Wild West atmosphere. Few laws govern their conduct and their relationships with candidates.

    April 18, 2008

    Home Stretch to Graduation

    Along with some happy feelings, "all [Ph.D. students] experience a kind of a letdown ... about that feeling of this big project not being there anymore," says psychologist Mary McKinney.

    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.

    April 25, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 15: This Strange, Funny Feeling

    I'm sure there were good things about the whole Ph.D./postdoc experience, but apparently I don't yet have enough distance to know what they are.

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