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    October 18, 1996

    How to Write a Winning Résumé

    Our columnist explains all you need to know about resumes and CVs.

    November 10, 2000

    Wanted: Articulate Scientists

    March 24, 2006

    Scientists as Schoolteachers--Feature Index

    Teachers perform a service to society by inspiring and training the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers--and teachers.

    November 12, 2004

    Academic Spinoff: SunPower

    Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

    January 16, 2004

    Unionization and Education: A Faculty View

    "Given postdocs' dependence on their mentors for both current working conditions and future career prospects, potential effects on mentor-postdoc relations have raised concern. Predictions range from destruction of that crucial partnership to a new era of improved mutual respect."

    April 12, 2002

    Organising a Conference, Part 1

    Buzzwords aside, the grant-application procedure was very useful in forcing us to justify our plans on paper.

    June 14, 2002

    Beyond the Employer Marketing Campaign

    Things aren’t always what they appear--you need to be an informed employment consumer.

    September 27, 2002

    NOBCChE's 2002 Annual Meeting

    "During the 'Strategies for Success Symposium,' several ideas were presented concerning becoming successful in science, including the stereotypes, assets, and liabilities of African-American scientists; the principles of the career cone; and the difference between power and influence."

    March 24, 2006

    Learning Without Schooling--Science Education Outside the Classroom

    "I am a scientist, and I have fun with science every day." --Jane Snell Copes

    January 25, 2002

    Sea Change for Animal Research?

    Poor prospects should not be a concern for anyone embarking on research using animals. Such experience is much in demand.

    February 01, 2002

    Brought to Book: First Steps in Publishing

    The advert seemed too good to be true: "Wanted, a scientific editor for a book comprising an international assessment of cancer." Moreover, the job was based in France!

    November 10, 2000


    February 13, 2004

    The Winter of Discontent

    INSERM will hire a trifling 30 scientists under the age of 35 this year, compared to 95 in 2003.

    February 23, 2001

    The Natural Entrepreneurial Playgrounds

    December 24, 1999

    Drafting a Business Plan: Part 15 of 'Learnin's From My MBA' Series

    July 28, 2006

    Rush Holt: The Interview

    We are underinvesting in research and development in just about every sector, whether it's transportation or telecommunications or energy, in both the public sector and the private sector. We need to encourage both.

    April 12, 2002

    Physics Mentoring on the Mexico-U.S. Border

    Because many of our students come from Mexico, an effort to connect them to Mexican research institutions is needed.

    November 21, 2003

    The Theory of Everything

    "While mathematics is the foundation for his study into the nature of the universe, he credits his family and upbringing for providing him with the foundation for success."

    April 12, 2002

    Careers Work in Mysterious Ways

    One functions within a team framework in industry. This was one of the things that took the most getting used to in my transition from academia to industry.

    August 02, 2002

    Careers in Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Overview

    "Is CAM finally gaining the respectability of orthodox medicine, or is all the energy simply the product of marketing and hype for the making of a new generation of alternative medicines?"