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June 07, 2002

Country Collection: Spain

Read some of Next Wave's past content

in Spanish

through our partnership with Universia.

November 16, 2007

In Person: Series Index

Got something to say about starting or moving through a career in science? Here's your chance to let friends and colleagues know what's on your mind.

January 04, 2008

Belgian Scientist Shares Her Struggles to the Top

"I emerged as a stronger and healthier person from my depression. My experience of the world is now more intense and full." - Christine Van Broeckhoven

January 11, 2008

The Accidental Palaeontologist

Above: The
Apatosaurus (
Brontosaurus) Mike Taylor's dad drew for him when Taylor was 8 years old.

January 11, 2008

In Person: A Career Home Run

[Working in product management] was intellectually stimulating but not emotionally engaging. What did engage me was baseball statistics.

January 18, 2008

Following the Image

"For her, that's the ultimate goal, not just for the status of a cover image on a sexy, high-profile journal but rather that this is a beautiful image that people are going to see." --Rebecca Heald

February 08, 2008

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A mentor in industry helped physicist Joan Hoffmann navigate graduate school and launch her career.

February 08, 2008

Mentoring Opposites

Sander van Zuijlen and Hester Bijl turned their differences into strengths as they moved from student and mentor to scientific collaborators.

February 22, 2008

Alone in the Field

"Eduardo Moreno made it through the first selection because of his strong past record and made it through the last round thanks to the innovative, yet highly relevant, nature of his grant," writes ERC jury panel chair Susan Gasser.

March 07, 2008

Getting Women Scientists to the Top

"Having more women at the top could mean that more barriers in [women's] way are broken." --Adelina Huminic-Orzu, European Platform of Women Scientists

March 21, 2008

Ahead of Her Time

"The key is to take advantage of whatever assets you have in your life. Get everything you possibly can out of your opportunities," says Aifantis's former high school principal, Kass Simila.

April 18, 2008

A Matter of Policy

"We complain that these decisions are being made in a vacuum without significant scientific or engineering input. Well, the way to fix that is for scientists and engineers to get involved in the policy process." --Joseph Helble, dean and professor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

April 25, 2008

Young Swedish Scientist Reveals Fast-Track Career Secrets

He has demanded much from himself and his colleagues ever since he was young.

May 09, 2008

Careers in Perspective: Chemists Can Do Anything

"Real-world experience trumps classroom learning, and future employers don't care if the experience was paid or volunteer."

May 16, 2008

Dynamo Walking

"Betty got it right away. You've got to do the work. And I really think that's Betty. She's willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach her goals." --Eric Grotzinger

May 23, 2008

Family Trailblazers

"You have to be savvy to all the nuances, the position, the place, and the institution's policies. This can be difficult if you come from a very different culture." --Rebecca Conry

June 06, 2008

Student-Veterans Come Marching Home: Their Return to Studies

The demands of rigorous scientific or engineering studies can conflict with continuing military obligations.

June 13, 2008

A Self-Made Climber

Nowadays, "most researchers, especially forest ecologists, are incorporating climate change impacts into their research," says canopy ecologist Catherine Cardelús.

June 13, 2008

An Adventurous Physicist

Chave learned the ecology, molecular biology, and chemistry he needed by talking to colleagues, going to seminars, and reading papers.

June 13, 2008

Measuring the Impact of Invasive Plants

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