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Patrick Canupp
January 11, 2013

Science on the Fast Track

NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

January 18, 2013

Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 2)

Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

Grocery Shelves
January 18, 2013

Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

February 01, 2013

Five Steps to a Successful Sabbatical

Reconfiguring a professional and personal life takes serious planning. Here are five pointers from professors with recent sabbatical experience.

January 25, 2013

Regrettable Resumes

Charged with perusing applications for an open scientist job, our columnist lowers his standards.

January 25, 2013

Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

Fred Stutzman
February 01, 2013

Freedom Isn't Free

To help him write his dissertation, computer scientist Fred Stutzman created an app that blocks online distractions.

Taken for Granted
February 01, 2013

Better Learning Through Chemistry?

The American Chemical Society boldly and insightfully examines what's wrong with graduate education—and how to fix it.

February 08, 2013

A Global Glut?

A report from the Australian government finds Aussie graduate students and postdocs, like their U.S. counterparts, frustrated by the job market.

Scientist couple Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi
February 08, 2013

Love in the Lab

Managing an intimate relationship at work requires awareness of potential pitfalls and a delicate balance of privacy and openness.

Michael Teitelbaum
February 11, 2013

House Committee Debates High-Skill Immigration

The House Judiciary Committee invited experts to discuss the effects of high-skill immigration on the U.S. workforce, but there was little talk about what employers actually need.

February 13, 2013

Changes at Science Careers

Starting this week, we're delivering more Science Careers throughout the week.

February 15, 2013

The Law of Reciprocity

In almost every work environment the ability to influence others is an essential job skill.

Boston Eve Skyline
February 15, 2013

Tips for Successful International Collaborations

Setting up successful international collaborations is about leveling the field, especially when working with partners in developing countries.

AAAS Meeting
February 16, 2013

The Social Responsibilities of Scientists

At the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Thursday, Mark Frankel, the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program at AAAS, made a case for scientists to think more deeply about their social responsibilities.

February 17, 2013

Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

February 16, 2013

Panel to NIH: Do More to Reform Biomedical Training

A panel of workforce experts at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting urged NIH to be more aggressive in fixing biomedical workforce training.

February 17, 2013

A New NSF Competition for Improving Graduate Education

NSF empowers graduate students with small awards to help them improve their graduate programs.

February 17, 2013

Dispelling Myths About Science Communication

Scientists need to be thoughtful when communicating science to lay audiences.

February 20, 2013

Improving the Pipeline Into Science for Minorities

Experts discussed how mentoring differs for minorities and how it can be tweaked to ensure that scientists don't hit a "mentoring glass ceiling."