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Luck will play a big role in whether you become an astronaut, so "don't put all your eggs in one basket," suggests ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald.
A student who arrives with little specific knowledge of the graduate program or its faculty "is bound to make a bad impression." --James Faubion
The demands of rigorous scientific or engineering studies can conflict with continuing military obligations.
"This is a different kind of war." --Representative Harry Mitchell
Some veterans may prefer to trade the tools of their military trades for protractors, compasses, and tracking calculators--what a corny joke calls "weapons of math instruction."
Acquiring the necessary skills is “a question of the student taking the initiative to familiarize him[self] or herself with other areas,” says Daniel Simberloff, a community ecologist working on forests at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Nowadays, "most researchers, especially forest ecologists, are incorporating climate change impacts into their research," says canopy ecologist Catherine Cardelús.
Chave learned the ecology, molecular biology, and chemistry he needed by talking to colleagues, going to seminars, and reading papers.
So far in her career, Nadia Moore has toured several major subfields of toxicology.
A job talk is entirely different from scientific talks or presentations at management meetings.
A CIFRE agreement "is a good way of ... doing research and keeping other doors open," says Sylvain Schwartz.
Is poor communication with your supervisor getting in the way of your progress in the lab?
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.
Tony Kouzarides also has a strong commitment to asking what he calls the "right questions" and an unusual willingness to bet on his instincts.
After more than 6 years of monthly columns and postgraduate research, Micella Phoenix DeWhyse celebrates her Independence Day--and we're sad.
With no agreed-upon body of statistics, industry representatives argue that technical talent is in short supply while labor economists insist that many fields are glutted.
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