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February 27, 2009

Two Young, African-American Women in Science

Our tiny sample of African-American women reveals brilliance, scientific ambition, and anecdotal evidence of progress in the fight against ethnic and gender discrimination.

February 27, 2009

When Ironies Make Perfect Sense

Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.

February 27, 2009

The Bigger Questions

Chemical engineer Kristala Jones Prather's work creating chemical factories inside microbes has taken her from academia to industry and back again.

February 27, 2009

A Double Bind: Minority Women Scientists in Europe

Minority women in European science must struggle daily to confront an issue that remains taboo.

March 06, 2009

Redefining Tenure at Medical Schools

Fewer faculty jobs are tenure-track, but job seekers in academic medical research need to look beyond the tenure-track label.

March 06, 2009

Taken for Granted: Shovel-Ready Science

How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.

March 13, 2009

The One-Minute Talk

Whether it's on an elevator with a stranger or during lunch with a Nobel laureate, you need to know how to respond when asked, "Tell me about yourself."

March 13, 2009

Adding an Artistic Dimension to Science

Blending a passion for the arts into a scientific career can greatly enrich both experiences.

March 20, 2009

Bringing Community Into Translational Research

Translational social scientists adapt research for the people it aims to serve and carry the lessons they learn in the community back to the lab.

March 20, 2009

Looking Up Your Career at the Library

Science librarians are in high demand, and the job offers a mix of research, teaching, and interacting with people.

March 27, 2009

Special Feature: Not What You Thought You'd Be Doing

A visual artist, a cartoonist, and a winemaker, all with backgrounds in science, are pursuing unexpected--yet hugely satisfying--careers.

March 27, 2009

The Itinerant Artist

Trained as a biologist, Angelo Vermeulen eventually reconciled his talent for the arts with his scientific curiosity.

March 27, 2009

Piled Higher and Deeper: The Everyday Life of a Grad Student

Jorge Cham's comic strip, capturing the trials and tribulations of grad school, became so popular that he left the lab for a career as a cartoonist and lecturer.

March 27, 2009

In Vino Oportunitas

Jeff Mangahas left scientific work to become an award-winning winemaker at Hartford Family Winery.

April 03, 2009

Taken for Granted: The Jackpot's Consequences

As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.

April 03, 2009

A Quiet Scientist Returns to His Roots.

Tiago Fleming Outeiro visited several countries and applied research environments before returning home to Portugal and fundamental biology.

April 10, 2009

Making Room for Research During Residency

Research residencies give physician-scientists protected time for research during their clinical training.

April 17, 2009

In the Trenches: Science for Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian relief organizations need scientists to work in regions experiencing wars or natural disasters and to support those efforts from home.

April 24, 2009

Special Feature: The Other Parts of Your Academic Job

For those in training for an academic career, research gets all the attention, but teaching and service are also important.

April 24, 2009

Teach the Students You Have

To teach well while minimizing pain, take a scholarly approach, make your expectations clear, and focus on measures with a high rate of return.