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    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 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    March 18, 2015

    Having a ball in science

    In Vienna, networking should look easy even when it’s hard.

    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 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    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 25, 2015

    How to p*ss off a scientist

    Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.

    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 19, 2015

    Three rules for powerful questions

    At interviews and networking events, your questions are at least as important as your answers.

    February 18, 2015

    The Brilliant Club

    In The Brilliant Club, Amina Yonis found an opportunity to help level the playing field for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    February 16, 2015

    Public engagement: Balancing altruism and self-interest

    Scientists believe they should engage in public debates, but they see little career benefit.

    February 10, 2015

    A call to serve science

    A new NSF funding supplement aims to support military veterans in graduate school.

    February 04, 2015

    The science of schmoozing

    How one geoscientist built a career using data, charisma, and connections

    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 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

    January 27, 2015

    Baring it all

    Experiments to decrease secrecy in scientific research have many benefits, but investigators must also be aware of the risks.

    January 21, 2015

    Secrets to thriving in graduate school

    A postdoc offers tips on navigating the pothole-riddled road to Ph.D. glory.

    January 16, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 16 January 2015

    Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life

    January 15, 2015

    The funny thing about wanting something badly

    It’s good to want something, but wanting it too much, or appearing to, can be a problem.

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