Articles By Andrew Fazekas

  • Natural Evolution in a Career

    “The idea of how organisms and their cells evolve is still a big burning question,” says Michael Gray, Evolutionary Biologist at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Risky Business

    “The lifestyle of a postdoc just didn’t appeal to me," Alex Marini, Senior Manager in Risk Management, National Bank of Canada says, "and I knew then that perhaps this wasn’t the direction that I wanted to go.”

  • Soaring into Atmospheric Science

    "...the future is extremely bright for talented young people coming into this field, and it’s only going to get more important as time goes on," says Tim Killeen, Director of NCAR

  • Getting Wired: Pathway of a Neuroscientist

    "I remember starting out with a simple interest in languages and language acquisition as a hobby. Now it's taken me to looking at how the brain is hardwired, and understanding how the influence of environment can alter this wiring structure." --Edward Ruthazer

  • Reminiscences From the North

    "If you would have asked me back then what I would have hoped for, I think I would have come up with exactly what I am today," says Harm Deckers, director of intellectual property at SemBioSys.

  • Powered By Nature

    "While it is important to go into a subject that you like and are good at, you might have to do something else that gets your foot in the door indirectly," says Sean Shaheen, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratories

  • Modeling a Career: Industrial Internships for Mathematicians

    "Students are getting a kind of training that we can't give them at the university. They're learning how to take apart a problem, distill it into its different pieces, and find the real issues." -Arvind Gupta.

  • Careers in Geoscience and Remote Sensing

    "With the launch of the IKONOS satellite in September 1999, we really have entered a new era of high-resolution, satellite remote sensing," observes Gene Dial, Director of Product Engineering at Space Imaging. "For the first time in history, we have a hi-res satellite available for anyone to use."

  • Tapping Freshwater Science

    "Much of the research at our facility is driven by increased population, increased urbanization, and the demand that human activity puts on water resources." - John Lawrence, Director of Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Branch, NWRI.

  • Big Science on a Small Scale: Working in Nanotechnology

    "While I wasn't working for this or even hoping for it, I love coming to work day in and day out. It's really fun to be on the cutting edge of science," says Gino DiLabio, staff scientist at the National Institute for Nanotechnology.