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July 17, 2014

Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

Taken for Granted
July 10, 2014

Should Science Students Study Gender?

In Academe, Carol Colatrella argues that scientists can benefit from more insight into how gender impacts professional interactions and career outcomes.

July 01, 2014

Q&A: Life After a Ph.D.

At ESOF 2014, two career sessions organized by an emerging initiative explored the career-support needs of Ph.D.-holders.

June 25, 2014

What’s Your Science Degree Worth?

Yes, a new study says, going to college does make financial sense—especially if you major in a STEM field (or business).

Taken for Granted
June 04, 2014

No STEM Shortage in Indiana, a Report Says

A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.

May 22, 2014

Breaking the Class Ceiling

Working-class students and faculty face disadvantages, but mentoring and resilience can help them through.

May 12, 2014

Parity May Not Equal Equality

An engineering college finds that equal representation doesn't ensure equal roles.

 

May 08, 2014

A Ph.D., and the Olympic Games

While doing his Ph.D., Adam Scholefield found the time to become a professional water polo player and take part in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

May 05, 2014

Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

April 21, 2014

Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

April 18, 2014

STEM Ph.D. Workforce, Unemployment Surges

Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.

April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 07, 2014

Scrutinizing Your Personality

An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

March 20, 2014

The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

March 12, 2014

Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

February 27, 2014

Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

February 26, 2014

Establishing a Sustainable Career by Breaking the Academic Mold

Environmental scientist Alex Hope is determined to have an academic career on his own terms.

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