A $250 million bill, proposed by Senator George Allen (R-VA), hopes to help African American, Native American, and Hispanic undergraduates, but it may jeopardize other NSF minority programs.
If we succeed in improving the climate for undergraduate and graduate students, we can have a dramatic impact on the number of students trained for scientific careers by 2010.
U.S. students are avoiding science degrees, industry is worried about filling high-tech jobs, and graduate programs are overflowing with foreigners. That's the accepted wisdom. But how true is it?
Graduate student unions aren't a new phenomenon at state universities. But their presence at elite private schools is raising the ante for scientists.
Child-care subsidies, a new benefit for postdocs at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, are a top priority for organizers.
Married women with children are less likely to be full professors than those without. The opposite is now true for men.
After decades of blind faith, educators are finally beginning to investigate what makes for a good research experience.
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