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    October 15, 2014

    Talking to the public about risk

    Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.

    October 09, 2014

    Building the Bionic Woman

    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.

    October 06, 2014

    Retail, food service most common jobs for new U.K. bio majors

    In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    August 15, 2014

    Nearly 40 percent of women leave engineering

    Among the reasons women cite for leaving engineering are an uncivil workplace and poor opportunities for advancement.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    August 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

    Interviewing for a job in a foreign country poses special challenges.

    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%.

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