The deeper your idea cuts into the heart of a field, the more your peers are likely to challenge you, and only time will reveal whether your work is transformative, incremental, or wrong.
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What are the best strategies for funding high-risk, high-reward research?
To do breakthrough science, you need passion, a supportive institution and mentor, and a suitable problem.
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Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.
"Betty got it right away. You've got to do the work. And I really think that's Betty. She's willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach her goals." --Eric Grotzinger
Incoming African-American students express interest in the sciences, but their rate of attrition is high.
"For her, that's the ultimate goal, not just for the status of a cover image on a sexy, high-profile journal but rather that this is a beautiful image that people are going to see." --Rebecca Heald
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