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The worst part of grad school, writes our columnist, is that you can’t predict when it’s going to be over.
A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.
An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.
Yes, it can make sense to stay in the same lab for graduate school—just don’t get complacent!
After more than 3 decades in science, Ranjan Mukherjee is moving on.
Physicist takes the AAAS reins … Gain-of-function pause … Science in the Classroom … Working Life … Who’s most productive? … Immigration
The Job Market
For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.
Do researchers looking for jobs in industry need to be good at socializing as well as science? An article in C&E News explores industrial hiring trends suggesting that the answer is “yes.”
A leading scientist-entrepreneur offers advice on careers and starting a business.
A new postdoc insists on rubbing up against me in the lab. What should I do?
A Lick and a promise … After the election … Earthquake scientists acquitted … Presidential Medal of Freedom for Dresselhaus … Landing on a comet (and fighting over data) … Working Life
A trip to Abu Dhabi reminded Ph.D. student Joseph Swift that it's not the career that really matters; it's the science and its applications.
By combining engineering and biology, scientists are cultivating career opportunities around the world.
Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.
An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.
During her long career, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus has won many awards, including the National Medal of Science. We sat down with her for a chat.
My adviser wants me to call him by his first name! What should I do?
Dance Your Ph.D. … R&D tax credit … sexism in science … relief from regulations … a new NIH diversity effort … science in the midterms … Working Life
Issues and Perspectives
A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.