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    March 28, 2003

    A Story of Ones and Twos

    "Sensible couples should sit down and talk about it in the same way that they talk about whether they want to have children," said McNeil, who is married to a physicist herself. "It's equally critical to their lives."

    February 12, 1999

    Comic: National Institutes of GSA Contracts

    May 10, 2002

    Science Communication: Science’s Next Frontier

    "Communication agencies are creating separate companies or groups across Canada to work exclusively on the science sector."

    March 11, 2005

    Careers in National Security: The Defense Intelligence Agency

    Duties might include tracking and analyzing foreign weapons systems and capabilities; coding and maintaining weapon system simulations; C and C++ programming; keeping tabs on foreign threat capabilities against ground, naval, air, and space weapon systems; or maintaining contacts with counterparts elsewhere in the intelligence community and in government and industry.

    September 07, 2001

    Graduate Tuition Fees on the Rise--Again

    The ongoing tuition increases raise the average debt load of students in this country, and they make it more difficult for students to graduate on time.

    June 14, 2002

    Retaining Students in Your Graduate Program

    "For a mentoring relationship to work effectively, both sides have to contribute."

    April 18, 2003

    Return to Academia, Part 3: Rejoining the Conference Circuit

    It is a good idea for early-career scientists to get more involved.

    July 18, 2003

    Agrochemicals: Growth Industry

    Discovery research increasingly involves genomics, informatics, and screening of libraries of natural and synthetic chemicals, and the sector uses the same technologies as pharmaceutical labs do for accelerated screening.

    July 04, 2003

    Scar Wars

    Mother Nature, it seems, has compromised aesthetics for rapid wound closure in the interests of survival of the organism.

    February 01, 2002

    Editing as a Scientific Career

    The primary role of an editor is to act as a liaison between the author and the audience.

    March 28, 2003

    Die nächsten Jahre sind ungewiß

    "Karriere planen, Familie gründen und miteinander leben - Nachwuchswissenschaftler wollen alles."

    November 16, 2001

    Chemistry in the Community

    Altruistic individuals they may be, but these chemists also know that there are career development opportunities to be had through volunteering.

    April 04, 2003

    Scientists Serving Science: *Feature Index*

    These days, scientists are making more extensive use of computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics, and high-...
    October 10, 2003

    Winds of Change

    "Postgraduate students used to be invisible in all sorts of ways," said Dame Janet Ritterman, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Board Postgraduate Committee.

    November 22, 2002

    Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students Makes for an Innovative Degree Program

    "Most science students, like many others in academia, still view the master's degree in science as a consolation prize for students who could not complete a Ph.D."

    August 20, 2004

    Tooling Up: First Impressions—Are Interview Results Preordained?

    Perhaps the best advice is that because there's nothing you can do about it anyway, you might as well be yourself. There's something liberating about the idea that you don't really have to perform, to pretend to be something you're not.

    April 07, 2006

    Two Problems in Need of One Solution

    Vasquez wants "industry to step to the plate and find a way for high school teachers ... [to have] a real job in the summertime in a laboratory." Discussions with several industry leaders have thus far been encouraging, she told Next Wave.

    February 10, 2006

    Careers for Postdoctoral Scientists: The Ever-Aging Postdoc

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