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November 02, 2001

A Misfit Scientist Goes to Washington

My internship experience validated my belief that a scientist can do great things outside the laboratory.

June 14, 2002

I Have Gazed on the Face of Death

Targeting and getting into a graduate program that offers practical experience or apprenticeships in forensic anthropology is difficult--and jobs for purely applied scientists are scarce.

November 22, 2002

Space-Age Farming

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

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.

February 18, 2005

Bridging the Worlds of Science and Public Policy

"Even if you are not doing science when you are an advisor, you definitely bring your training as a scientist to the table – and this can be of great benefit," says Nancy Kingsbury, Science Advisor at Natural Resources Canada.

March 04, 2005

Solving the Mysteries of Matter

Assamagan has dedicated his career to developing detectors and software to explore still-uncharted areas of particle physics.

March 11, 2005

Careers in National Security: The Defense Intelligence Agency

Duties might include tracking and analyzing foreign weapons systems and capabilities; coding and maintaining weapon system simulations; C and C++ programming; keeping tabs on foreign threat capabilities against ground, naval, air, and space weapon systems; or maintaining contacts with counterparts elsewhere in the intelligence community and in government and industry.

March 11, 2005

Careers in National Cybersecurity - The Good Guys Against the Darknet

This is a high-stakes game with no place for amateurs.

March 11, 2005

Science in Defense - Canadian Careers in National Security Research

March 11, 2005

A Scientist as a Knowledge Agent

Lewis, who trained as a geoscientist to doctoral level, describes her work at Dstl as 'research, but a different kind of research.'

March 11, 2005

Straight Out of Science Fiction

If successful, Jackson’s current mission of developing a more secure method of transferring information using a single photon would revolutionize information technology.

March 18, 2005

Dirty Bombs and Other Career Stories of a Defense Scientist

"We can basically go into a terrorist's apartment and confirm that he had in his possession nuclear material."

March 18, 2005

Margaret Hiza Redsteer: Passing on Goodwill

In her work with Native communities, Hiza Redsteer engages with Native youth, modeling a powerful way they can contribute to their communities: by becoming scientists.

April 08, 2005

Life on the Edge: Adventures of an Extremophilic Scientist

"I am always looking for that sense of discovery, that constant feeling of exploration and the opportunity to be outside in environments that are new and challenging," says Darlene Lim, a biogeologist postdoc at NASA's Ames Research Center.

January 13, 2006

Scientists in the Civil Service

"For me it is exciting to work both in scientific research and policy consultancy," says Dr. Hartmut Nies, Head of the marine chemistry section of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Germany.

June 16, 2006

NASA Cutbacks Cause Uncertainty Among Space Researchers

"These are pipeline programs; these are the programs that produce both human capital and technologies, and NASA basically disrupted the pipeline," says Lennard Fisk, a space science professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,and co-author of a National Research Council Report.

June 16, 2006

Young Researchers: Space Science Careers Are in Jeopardy--Views on the Proposed NASA Budget

"You can't turn the money on and just watch it regenerate itself," says Michael Pivovaroff.

October 20, 2006

Working at National Labs: Fermilab

“Our colliders are like time machines for physicists,” says Young-Kee Kim, the deputy director of Fermilab. “In a sense, we are creating early universes in our accelerators.”

January 26, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition: New Year, New Life, New Start

I’ve stopped wallowing in the “I feel so alone!” pity party I subjected myself to for the first month or two.

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