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    May 13, 2015

    Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley

    Report of survey results highlights challenges to graduate student well-being

    May 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    April 30, 2015

    A time limit on postdoctoral contracts: The French experience

    Young researchers in France are being squeezed between a paucity of jobs and a new law that limits how long they can stay in postdoc positions.

    April 22, 2015

    How to present a disability during recruitment

    Scientists who approach the job search strategically can turn apparent disabilities to their advantage.

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    April 13, 2015

    STEM study: Women twice as likely to be hired as comparably qualified men

    The study “will definitely make people think more thoroughly and more subtly” about the issue, says psychologist Virginia Valian of Hunter College in New York City.

    April 08, 2015

    En pointe

    Lina Colucci—a musician, ballerina, and mechanical engineer—thrives on combining her passions.

    April 07, 2015

    Biologist. Engineer. Brewer.

    Developing equipment at Starbucks and earning a biochemistry Ph.D. helped Tom Schmidlin achieve his beer-brewing dreams.

    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.

    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 07, 2015

    Tiziana Rossetto, an epicenter of tsunami research

    Earthquake engineer Tiziana Rossetto wasn’t daunted when she was told that what she intended to do wasn’t possible.

    December 19, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 03, 2014

    The Paula T. Hammond Lab

    Finding tenured jobs is no easier for chemical engineers, but the pressure is relieved by the steady stream of industry jobs.

    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    November 04, 2014

    Packaging workforce data for public consumption

    A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    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.

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