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August 31, 2001

Student Research: What is it Good For?

After decades of blind faith, educators are finally beginning to investigate what makes for a good research experience.

August 31, 2001

Making Room for Diversity Makes Sense

Successful diversity programs level the playing field for women and minorities by addressing their needs and teaching undergraduates the unwritten rules of academic science.

August 31, 2001

Europe Seeks to Harmonize Its Degrees

The National Unions of Students in Europe has long campaigned for easier mobility--of students, degrees, and scholarships.

August 31, 2001

Reintroducing the Intro Course

Figuring out what works is vitally important to the country, say U.S. educators. Each year, hundreds of thousands of U.S. students get their only exposure to science in an intro class--and most leave without understanding how science works or with any desire to take further courses.

February 15, 2002

Financial Planning *Index of Articles*

February 20, 2004

Unveiling the Blindness

"When I think about the past, consider the present, and look toward the future, I know that I am going to dedicate myself and energy to helping break the cycle of which I was once a victim."

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

January 14, 2005

Community College Students: An Untapped Source of Future Scientists

I hope to inspire established scientists at all institutions to involve more community college students in research projects and to remind these researchers of the tremendous potential many of these students have to influence the future of the scientific community.

February 11, 2005

Transferring to a Four-Year Institution

Whether you are starting classes at a community college or nearing completion of your associate degree, don't forget that many scientists, mathematicians, and engineers started their careers at two-year schools.

February 18, 2005

Navigating the First Year of Graduate School

If you make it through your first year of graduate school, you have a good chance of completing your degree.

March 18, 2005

Bridges to American Indian Students in Community Colleges Program

Program goals are to increase the number of American Indian students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in biomedical sciences after transferring to 4-year institutions, and to increase the number of these students participating in biomedical research.

April 01, 2005

Peer Mentors and Networks: Powerful Tools for Promoting Transfer Student Success

Transfer students thrived when we brought them together with successful peers and program alumni to form formal and informal peer networks.

April 15, 2005

Behind the Awards: How Four GEM Fellows Made the Transition to Graduate School

Despite their different backgrounds, these four GEM students have dealt with the same issues--moving to larger schools, cultural isolation, unexpected crises, and family considerations--that all students of color face when transitioning into graduate school.

May 13, 2005

My Grand Slam

There will be times when you feel like you are being punished for choosing such a tough path, but don't give up. You must trudge along and finish your degree.

June 24, 2005

Spelman Students 'Score' Using Advanced Technology

SpelBots was created to provide hands-on robotics education and research for women computer science students at Spelman, and to promote robotics and computer technology among minorities.

July 08, 2005

From Mexicali to Harvard

His circuitous route took him through numerous low-paying jobs to community college, a bachelor's degree at the University of Washington, and--eventually--to graduate school at Harvard.

July 22, 2005

Naira Rezende: A Principal Investigator in Training

As Rezende embarks on a new chapter in her life--graduate school-- she looks forward to making more contributions to science.

October 21, 2005

A Fair Chance at Success

The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) Program provides financial, academic, and emotional support for Bay-area African American, Native American, and Hispanic students during 4 years of undergraduate education at UC Berkeley.

October 28, 2005

SHPE - Mentoring Hispanic Engineers and Scientists

As a result of this increased student enrollment, SHPE recently opened an office at the University of Texas at Arlington that is dedicated solely to its student programs.

November 18, 2005

Clinton Junior College: Monitoring, Motivating, and Mentoring Students in STEM

The CIPA grant is part of a program designed to help minority institutions develop science and math curricula while attracting and preparing underrepresented students for careers in STEM.