Science Careers Podcast: Scientists as Quants

Chelsea Wald

21 November 2008

Financial systems executive Lee Maclin talks about the work of quantitative analysts and why scientists often succeed in the field.

Science Careers Podcast: Synthetic Biology

Kate Travis

17 October 2008

Hear three scientists talk about their career paths and the future of synthetic biology research.

Science Careers Podcast: Geoscience Careers

Kate Travis

8 August 2008

Hear from experts and geologists about the current job market for geoscientists.

Science Careers Podcast: A Chat with Micella Phoenix DeWhyse [MP3]

Robert Frederick

4 July 2008

Micella offers a few parting thoughts after her 6 years of monthly columns as a grad student and postdoc.

Science Careers Podcast: An Interview with Catherine Cardelús

Kate Travis

13 June 2008

The young rainforest ecologist talks about her career path, her research, and what it's like to work in the rainforest 50 meters up.

Science Careers Podcast: Student-Veterans Come Marching Home [MP3]

Alan Kotok, Kate Travis

6 June 2008

A group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans tell about their new lives as science and engineering students in their own words.

Science Careers Podcast: European Visa Issues [MP3]

Kate Travis

16 May 2008

A European policy official talks about coming to Europe to do science.

Science Podcast: Radioprotective Drugs; Modeling the Supergreenhouse; New Treatments for Alcoholism; Generation Y Workforce [MP3]

Rob Frederick, Kate Travis, Lucas Laursen

11 April 2008

New drugs help cells survive exposure to radiation; how fewer biological materials in the atmosphere may have led to the Cretaceous supergreenhouse; an expanding suite of therapies to treat alcoholism; characteristics of the Generation Y workforce; and more.

Science Podcast: Predator-Induced Cloning; Organic Molecules in Protoplanetary Disks; Assessing Agricultural Science and Technology; Industry-Academia Collaborations [MP3]

Rob Frederick, Kate Travis

14 March 2008

Sand dollar larvae respond to predator cues by cloning themselves; finding organic molecules in protoplanetary disks around stars; planning for future food and fuel needs with the largest assessment of agricultural science and technology; getting industry funding for scientific research; and more.

Science Podcast: Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases; Science Budget; Good Mentoring; Reproducing in Cities [MP3]

Rob Frederick, Kate Travis

8 February 2008

A new model suggests that land use changes would release more greenhouse gases than biofuels can save in the next few decades; examining the 2009 U.S. science budget; the characteristics of a good mentoring relationship; understanding lower reproduction rates in cities; and more.

Science Podcast: Better Understanding of HIV Infections; Cancer Immunotherapy; Glaciation During the Cretaceous Period; Second Chances at First Loves [MP3]

Rob Frederick, Kate Travis

11 January 2008

Using a functional genomic screen to find host proteins involved in HIV infection; why it is hard to recruit the immune system to fight cancer; Antarctic glaciers during a very warm period of Earth's history; Science Careers on doing what you love; and more.

Science Podcast: Treating Sickle Cell Anemia in Mice; Exploring Why the Fremont People Disappeared; Designing Superoelophobic Surfaces [MP3]

Rob Frederick, Kate Travis

7 December 2007

Using induced pluripotent cells to treat sickle cell anemia in mice; understanding what happened to the cliff-dwelling Fremont people; designing surfaces so that they repel oil; balancing work with other things you want to do in life; and more.

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