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September 14, 2007

Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

September 14, 2007

Opportunities: The Most Important Venture Capitalist

Government grants for technology-based businesses are very similar to those you might win in academia, but because they are given to small businesses, there is an added focus on technology commercialization.

September 14, 2007

Tech Nexus Opens in Silicon Valley

BIN-RDI is modeling its architecture on university campuses where private companies have set up shop and are able to work with faculty members and students.

September 21, 2007

Special Feature: Sizing Up Nano

September 21, 2007

Starting Small

"The nanotechnology field is still pretty small. It’s an early enterprise, with a lot of excitement and a lot of risk." --Ken Smith

September 21, 2007

Skills Survey Highlights Varied Needs of Nanotech Industry

"It's important to identify where you want to head because there are no career paths in nanotechnology." --Kshitij Aditeya Singh

September 21, 2007

How Will Nanotech Fare in Europe?

September 28, 2007

Tooling Up: The Killer Instinct

"Our best people foster a killer instinct."

September 28, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Getting the Most Out of Progress Reviews

Value these moments of interaction with your supervisor. … If you are well-prepared, progress-review meetings will make a magnificent contribution to achieving your main goal, the completion of your research projects.

September 28, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 9: The Postdoc Has Two Faces

Although I am a huge fan of the Internets (thank you, Senator Stevens), I am profoundly thrilled by what can happen when you talk to strangers, upside-down-face to upside-down-face, in a place such as a yoga class.

October 05, 2007

Making Mentoring Mandatory

"If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

October 05, 2007

Studying the Self Scientifically

Lenggenhager helped develop an experimental concept aimed at recreating out-of-body experiences in healthy subjects as a way to study distorted self-consciousness.

October 05, 2007

Education Research: A New (Tenure) Track for Scientists

"Trying to get tenure in that department, I perceived, was going to be a battle." --Dawn Del Carlo.

October 12, 2007

Special Feature: Experiences of Ethnic Minorities in Science

When we decided to do a feature on ethnic minorities in science, it was a given that we would take an international...
October 12, 2007

Rita Thornton: Turning Obstacles into Steppingstones

"I explained what I wanted to do. I warned that it would be different from what they were used to. Then I asked if they could help me. And they all agreed." --Rita Thornton

October 12, 2007

Bouncing Back in a New Country

His cultural identity has not caused any real hardships or put any of his professional goals out of reach, Bounceur feels.

October 12, 2007

In the Minority: Three Scientists Describe Working Outside Their Native Lands

October 12, 2007

Experiences of Ethnic Minorities in Science: Resources

October 19, 2007

Walking on the Dark Side

If you have any interest in management consulting, investment banking, or quantitative finance, these information sessions may be a valuable window on the recruitment process.

October 19, 2007

Making a Midlife Change, to Academia

The chance to encourage more women to enter engineering is another reason she joined the University at Buffalo faculty.

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