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Jim Austin
July 13, 2001

Jim Austin: Unplugged

Like many of the folks here at Next Wave my professional journey has been radically nonlinear. I was a North Carolina...
November 22, 2002

Space-Age Farming

Remote-sensing technologies are changing agricultural production, and career opportunities are exploding.

February 11, 2004

Making a Comeback to Academia

Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

March 19, 2004

William Y. Vélez, Ph.D.

March 19, 2004

David Blackwell, Ph.D.

May 07, 2004

Alfredia Shelton Wingate, PMP

May 07, 2004

Leah Parks Upshaw

September 17, 2004

Iris Mack, MBA, PhD

November 05, 2004

Careers in Materials Science: Feature Index

"Everything is made out of something, and it always will be."

November 12, 2004

Academic Spinoff: SunPower

Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

December 17, 2004

Breakthrough of the Year 2004

We look into the future, to the work that still needs doing.

January 07, 2005

From Poverty to Ph.D.: A Scientist Finds Himself in Physics

Diggs was a 2004 Black Engineer of the Year Award winner in the "Promising Scientist in Government" category. He was also named one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science in 2004 by
Science Spectrum magazine.

January 21, 2005

Investing in the Future of Science

"The long-term goal is to prepare [underrepresented minorities] to become those critical staff scientists that we need for the future workforce, hopefully here [at ORNL]." –Debbie McCoy, RAMS Program Administrator.

January 21, 2005

NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

NOAA Fisheries, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a long history of fostering minority development in the sciences.

January 21, 2005

Science on Ice

"By creating interest and momentum through the next IPY, I can see a real resurgence in opportunities for young scientists across Canada," says David Hik, Executive Director, Canadian Secretariat, International Polar Year.

February 04, 2005

A Mathematical Map for Success

Although Williams had difficulties pursuing a career as a mathematical researcher, he urges young minorities to be persistent and never give up their dream.

February 11, 2005

Answering the Quantum Quest - Canada's Perimeter Institute

February 11, 2005

Perimeter's Quantum Mechanic

"What makes him special is his ability to judge which problems are the best to work on. Perhaps the most important skill for a researcher is being able to identify which problems you have a good chance of solving and which solutions would be most important." – John Preskill

February 11, 2005

Frontiers of Physics: Feature Index

Where will the next Einstein come from?

February 11, 2005

We're Doing Just Fine

A survey of the top 50 ranked physics departments in 2002 shows that of 1998 physics faculty members, there were 12 of identifiable African heritage.