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May 04, 2007

Responding to Violence in Schools

"It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido

May 11, 2007

Opening Minds to Ancient Times

"Generally, I find that people are attracted to enthusiasm if it's unfettered and for the right reasons," says Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Laboratory.

May 11, 2007

Still Learning

Julia Kempe couldn't bring herself to choose between physics and maths, nor between two graduate institutions. So she did two Ph.D.s at once in quantum computation.

May 11, 2007

Opportunities: More School?

A Ph.D. is great on fundamentals--it teaches you how to make something completely on your own--but it falls short on the practical stuff every entrepreneur has to master.

May 18, 2007

Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

May 18, 2007

Behavioral Scientists Get Off the Trail

Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.

May 18, 2007

Neuromarketing Careers

This is the first time researchers have been able to connect brain activity with a real-life consumer decision.

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

May 18, 2007

Tooling Up: Getting Stuck

If you're entrenched in something that isn't your lifelong passion--see below--you've got to get off those rails and find some way to get back on the right track.

May 25, 2007

Community College Faculty: Must Love to Teach

"Teaching at a community college is not lecturing; it's more hands-on. You have to do a lot more work as a teacher, because students are not nearly as prepared." --Michaeleen Lee

May 25, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

May 25, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 5: Why Is Life So Messy?

I think it makes sense for people who aren't satisfied to air their grievances, but it's important to do it constructively and strategically.

June 01, 2007

Who Speaks for Early-Career Scientists?

Although efforts to provide real career opportunities for more scientists would create stronger incentives for Americans to seek science careers, the political momentum appears to be on the side of granting more H-1B visas.

June 01, 2007

Fruitful Collaborations With Industry

Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.

June 01, 2007

Jarita Holbrook: Guiding Star

"I had no idea that there were other African-American woman astronomers until I hooked up with the National Society of Black Physicists during my master's degree." --Jarita Holbrook

June 08, 2007

Hidden Talents, Hungry Markets: Ph.D.s Have Many Skills to Offer Industry

"Earning a Ph.D. is not a vocational qualification anymore. It equips people to go into all sectors of society."

June 08, 2007

Opportunities: From PDF to IPO, One Scientist's Journey

"Listen to everyone who has something to say, file the opinions, and make your own decisions anyway." --Avi Spier

June 08, 2007

Living the Issue

"To me, having a Ph.D. and being a professor is a lifelong learning experience. The degree, to me, is to teach you how to teach yourself later on." --Adil Shamoo

June 15, 2007

Special Feature: Careers in Pharmacy

June 15, 2007

Behind the Scenes, Pharmacists Play Key Role in Clinical Research

"People who go through the Pharm.D. training have a knowledge of the chemicals and the development process, and how it interacts with the patient, that adds a tremendous dimension to the clinical trials." --David Cooper

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