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    March 23, 2015

    A new award for junior faculty

    Funded by three philanthropies, the program will be open to researchers 4 to 10 years beyond training.

    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 18, 2015

    Having a ball in science

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

    March 17, 2015

    Disability as a difference of perspective

    Ken O’Neill, who is deaf, offers advice on how to present a disability when applying for a job.

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

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

    March 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    March 09, 2015

    The Conference Board: Ads plunge for petroleum-based jobs

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

    March 06, 2015

    Oh the humanities!

    Studying history gave doctoral candidate Kevin Boehnke tools and a perspective that have made him a better scientist.

    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.

    March 02, 2015

    Ask Alice: Body art and gratuitous displays

    Do I need to cover up my tattoos and piercings?

    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 23, 2015

    Barriers for women of color in science

    A new report finds that female scientists face a combination of racial and gender biases.

    February 17, 2015

    Follow your star

    Theoretical physicist Ulf Leonhardt advises early-career scientists to think more about their work and less about their careers.

    February 14, 2015

    Grant proposal budgeting 101

    Budgets may not be glamorous, but they’re crucial for proposal success.

    February 12, 2015

    Elitism in the academy

    A new study quantifies the challenge of moving up the ladder of institutional prestige.

    February 04, 2015

    The science of schmoozing

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

    January 30, 2015

    Faculty: Making Your Research Count

    Faculty members don't usually get formal training in research program management, but that might be changing.

    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.

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