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August 10, 2012

Science Training and Mental Health

In the wake of the Colorado shootings, the scientific community should pay more attention to the psychological wellbeing of emerging scientists.

October 05, 2012

Gauging Graduates' Gloom

Graduate students' pressures make them especially prone to depression, but small changes can help.

January 03, 2003

Multidisciplinary Research: Today's Hottest Buzzword?

Multidisciplinarity has a LOT to offer to early-career scientists in terms of opportunities and excitement.

January 12, 2007

Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Clearing Hurdles

In a collaborative project, people need to trust each other and candidly discuss strategies and contingencies.

January 17, 2003

The Chemical Biology Training Program: Bringing Biochemists and Chemists Together

When chemists, biochemists, and pharmacologists have to work together they often discover that their different backgrounds are a source of communication problems.

November 11, 2005

The European Young Investigator Awards: Meet the 2005 Winners

October 21, 2005

A French Knot Mathematician, with a Twist

Although "the researcher is free to do whatever he wants," says Marché, "I will be working in a team, so I will necessarily get interested in their field of research."

October 21, 2005

Spain: A Physicist Keen to Put Things in Order

In Spain, "Most people integrate into an existing and functioning lab," which gives them less freedom," says de Nalda Minguez.

October 21, 2005

Tooling Up: Fifty Seconds with a Million-Dollar Impact

Could a "Fast Pitch Competition" Hold Lessons for Your Future Job Success?

September 30, 2005

Ancestors of Science: Inupiat Clothing and Arctic Winter Survival

Inhabiting the Arctic Circle for 4000 years, craftswomen of the Inupiat culture have developed specialized clothing to...
September 30, 2005

Powered By Nature

"While it is important to go into a subject that you like and are good at, you might have to do something else that gets your foot in the door indirectly," says Sean Shaheen, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratories

March 25, 2005

Insensitive, Uninformed, or Right? The Education of Larry Summers

Lawrence H. Summers, president of Harvard University, caused a firestorm of controversy when his comments concerning women were made public. Sonya Clemmons addresses some of the issues of Summers's speech.

March 25, 2005

Taking a Gamble - A Wildlife Biologist's Journey to Vegas

"It was so different from anything else we experienced before. It was like we were on another world, like Mars." - Raymond Saumure, Wildlife Biologist at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

August 28, 2009

Dealing With Debt

Education debt can make it difficult for physician-scientists to stay on a research course.

August 07, 2009

Taken for Granted: Doing Something About the Postdoc Mess

Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.

August 07, 2009

Young Industrial Chemists Find The Learning Curve Never Ends

Academia teaches technical skills, but scientists in the private sector say landing a job and thriving there is an education in itself.

June 05, 2009

Bioethicist's Work Bridges Science, Law, and Religion

An erroneous invitation to a stem cell conference prompted Jennifer Miller to abandon physics for bioethics.

July 23, 2014

Bringing Science to the Stage

A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

June 19, 2013

NSF Rewards Grad Students for Innovation Ideas

The first—and perhaps last—crop of NSF Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge awards went to graduate students who laid out plans for improving their chances for career success.

July 24, 2014

Academic Science, I Just Can’t Quit You

NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.