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    April 21, 2015

    Do you want fries with that?

    Across the United States, part-time faculty members joined the national protest for a living wage.

    April 21, 2015

    Minority Ph.D. students: Where do they go?

    A report from the Council of Graduate Schools details outcomes for underrepresented minority students in STEM doctoral programs.

    April 15, 2015

    Help solve the mystery of the disappearing Ph.D.s

    A new survey aims to find out where science Ph.D. recipients work.

    April 09, 2015

    Learning to lead

    A conference organized by students and postdocs introduces young scientists to the culture of biotech and the challenges of working in the field.

    April 07, 2015

    Eroding benefits for UMD postdocs? [REVISED]

    Proposed changes in how the University of Maryland classifies postdocs illustrate the pressures that lead universities to train postdocs in ever-larger numbers.

    March 23, 2015

    Senate committee hears voices of STEM workers

    Under Republican leadership, a Senate committee on high-skill guest worker visas focuses on outsourcing and job losses, not the need for more high-skill workers.

    March 16, 2015

    A union contract for NYU’s graduate assistants

    If ratified, the agreement will raise pay, improve health care coverage, subsidize health insurance for family members, and provide tax-free funding for child care.

    March 09, 2015

    The Conference Board: Ads plunge for petroleum-based jobs

    As oil prices drop, a once red-hot employment market cools.

    March 05, 2015

    What’s the purpose of a scientific career?

    Research shows that many members of groups underrepresented in academic science seek careers that express values beyond pure research.

    March 03, 2015

    The employment picture is improving for STEM majors

    As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.

    February 24, 2015

    Following up on a call for reform

    As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.

    February 24, 2015

    UPDATED: A scientist saint?

    French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.

    February 05, 2015

    The paradox of job creation

    A reanalysis of an oft-repeated claim highlights the need for better understanding of job creation.

    February 03, 2015

    Workforce ‘smoke and mirrors’ down under

    In Australia, too, prognostications of imminent science-related workforce shortages are unreliable.

    February 03, 2015

    Another funny thing happened on the way to the STEM shortage

    As members of Congress renew the push to raise high-skill immigration quotas, a report predicts a dramatic fall in the wages of new computer science graduates.

    January 14, 2015

    What happens when you add a lot more STEM majors?

    An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.

    January 08, 2015

    The not-quite-stated, awful truth

    The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.

    December 22, 2014

    Science Careers’ Person of the Year: Shirley M. Tilghman

    The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.

    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    December 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

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