If you have initiative and energy," advises Kelman, "and are willing to commit to helping people and society, please grasp the opportunities. We need more people.
People don't need advice, they need opportunities. It's a long struggle, but if I can help establish a lab, start a graduate course, or find fellowships [for students], I will be happy.
"The best thing about it [CASE award] is it gives you a feel for what industry wants." Robert Phillips
"Scientists are always focused on experiments, gaining knowledge, but there is the human side that you need to be exposed to early on." -Anton Wutz
Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.
Irrespective of the market science writers aim for, Merlin Goldman stresses doing your homework before sending in your piece: "Get examples, look at them carefully, pitch style correctly, and get it right the first time."
If researchers are given a fair professional environment, says Alexandre Quintanilha, it will create "a better and more creative atmosphere for scientists."
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