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Gerry Cobian was a machine gunner on the march to Baghdad; now he studies fungi in the forests of Hawaii.
Should a not-yet-tenured faculty member at a top university take on a new project to help women succeed?
From a specialist on teaching large classes, we present a prescription for teaching several hundred students at a time, efficiently and effectively.
Studying history gave doctoral candidate Kevin Boehnke tools and a perspective that have made him a better scientist.
Do I need to cover up my tattoos and piercings?
Issues and Perspectives
A new report finds that female scientists face a combination of racial and gender biases.
Scientists believe they should engage in public debates, but they see little career benefit.
Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life
The best and most popular stories of the year, as chosen by readers and editors
Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.
For those who follow postdoc issues, the new National Academies proposals sound familiar. But maybe things will turn out differently this time.
Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.
Suing John Doe … Competing COMPETES proposals … Dance Your Ph.D. … Ebola and conferences … Dousing down under … Venezuelan science … Working Life
The Ebola epidemic demonstrates West Africa's urgent need for scientists, today and for the future.
Alice and her friends answer questions that you don’t want to ask you preceptor, peer, or colleagues regarding your career in science.
Life and Career
Ayanna Howard is a rarity: an African-American woman with an endowed engineering faculty chair at a major research university. Here's how she rocked it.
David Anderson's career was sidetracked by love and the Defense of Marriage Act, but today the future once again looks bright.
Rodica Stan pushed her way through many borders to build a science career.
A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’
Among the reasons women cite for leaving engineering are an uncivil workplace and poor opportunities for advancement.