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    April 17, 2014

    The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

    After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.

    July 31, 2009

    Reshuffling Graduate Training

    Nobelist Roald Hoffmann believes that taking graduate students off grants and giving them fellowships would be good for U.S. science. But others say such a radical change isn't in the cards.

    April 04, 2008

    A Competitive Fellowship

    June 09, 2006

    Diversity Remains Elusive for Flagship NSF Program

    May 26, 2006

    NIH Wants Better Results From Minority Programs

    January 20, 2006

    Do Minority-Training Programs Work?

    Asked to assess the programs, the panel threw up its hands.

    November 25, 2005

    U.S. Plans Suit to Stop Minority-Only Programs

    The case is the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle over federal programs aimed at boosting the tiny percentage of Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans in the scientific workforce.

    November 04, 2005

    A Glass Ceiling for Asian Scientists?

    Asian scientists are a major presence in U.S. biomedical research labs. So why do so few hold leadership positions?

    August 29, 2003

    NSF, Academics Told to Act As If They Mean It

    The workshop supplemented a new report on national workforce policies from NSF's oversight body, the National Science Board, that laments what it calls an inadequate supply of domestic scientific talent.

    August 01, 2003

    NIH Program Gives Minorities a Chance to Make Their MARC

    Each year, MARC gives 700 talented undergraduates an intensive introduction to the life of a scientist, subsidizing their education, putting them to work in the lab, and offering one-on-one career counseling.

    July 25, 2003

    Aid to Minority Schools is Political Hot Potato

    A $250 million bill, proposed by Senator George Allen (R-VA), hopes to help African American, Native American, and Hispanic undergraduates, but it may jeopardize other NSF minority programs.

    June 06, 2003

    Report Asks Colleges to Plug A Leaky People Pipeline

    If we succeed in improving the climate for undergraduate and graduate students, we can have a dramatic impact on the number of students trained for scientific careers by 2010.

    May 23, 2003

    Scientific Workforce: Down for the Count?

    U.S. students are avoiding science degrees, industry is worried about filling high-tech jobs, and graduate programs are overflowing with foreigners. That's the accepted wisdom. But how true is it?

    November 15, 2002

    Graduate Student Unions: Labor Seeks Fertile Ground On Ivy-Covered Campuses

    Graduate student unions aren't a new phenomenon at state universities. But their presence at elite private schools is raising the ante for scientists.

    November 15, 2002

    Graduate Student Unions: Collaboration Pays Off for Postdocs

    Child-care subsidies, a new benefit for postdocs at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, are a top priority for organizers.

    December 07, 2001

    Parenting and Career Progression: Women Tend to Suffer

    Married women with children are less likely to be full professors than those without. The opposite is now true for men.

    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.

    May 18, 2001

    New Data in Chemistry Show Zero Diversity

    January 19, 2001

    Student Survey Highlights Mismatch of Training, Goals

    September 15, 2000

    U.S. Postdocs: Report Urges Better Treatment, Status

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