Careers Away from the Bench
Increasingly, Ph.D.-level scientists are searching for career opportunities beyond bench research. Not only are scientists interested in...
Careers Away from the BenchLast Updated on 2009-04-24 19:40:08Career Trends:
Careers Away from the Bench
Increasingly, Ph.D.-level scientists are searching for career opportunities beyond bench research. Not only are scientists interested in pursuing nonresearch-based careers, but the contrast between the number of graduate students and postdocs, and the limited availability of tenure-track faculty positions means that these are no longer "alternative" career options. From technology specialists to patent attorneys to policy advisers, you can learn more about the sorts of careers that scientists can pursue and the skills you will need to develop in order to succeed in nonresearch careers.
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Focus: Impacts of Humans and Their Economy on the EnvironmentLast Updated on 2009-02-27 21:45:49The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to the scientific community ". . . encouraging increased research . . . on the links among environment, society and the economy."
Image Above: NSF is supporting research on climate change and Earth's environment, society and economy. Credit: Department of Sustainability and Environment, State of Victoria, Australia More »
Year of Science 2009 Kicks Off Across the NationLast Updated on 2009-01-07 00:00:00Year of Science 2009 Kicks Off Across the Nation
The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) kicked off Year of Science 2009 (YoS2009) -- a national, yearlong, grassroots celebration--this week in Boston at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. COPUS, which represents more than 500 organizations, is celebrating how science works, who scientists are, and why science matters. Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday, broadcast every week on National Public Radio, launched the week’s events with a plenary presentation encouraging scientists to get involved in communicating and sharing the excitement of science at every opportunity.
Flatow said: “If you don’t stand up for science, then no one else is going to do it. We as journalists and scientists have to figure out ways to share science in plain English whenever possible.” This... More »
National Council for Science and the EnvironmentLast Updated on 2008-12-15 19:34:17
The National Council for Science and the Environment is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. We envision a society where environmental decisions by everyone are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science, its meaning and limitations, and the potential consequences of their action or inaction.
The Council specializes in programs that foster collaboration between diverse institutions, communities and individuals. The Council works closely with those creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations, as well as governmental bodies at all levels.
While an advocate for science and its use, the Council does not take positions on environmental outcomes. This enables the Council to provide a neutral... More »
Nature-Altering ScienceLast Updated on 2008-12-11 00:00:00The National Science Foundation has announced that two of its ". . . sponsored research studies say public acceptance of the relatively new, nature-altering science of nanotechnology isn't a foregone conclusion. Instead, the studies indicate continued concern."
The Foundation goes on to say that "Federal entities are looking into safety and public acceptance issues surrounding nanotechnology because of its ability to alter matter on an atomic and molecular scale. The potential societal benefits of using nanotechnology to create new materials and devices for medicine, electronics and energy production could be huge. But the idea of creating them through molecular manipulation leaves some people apprehensive."
Q:Where do you stand on either the costs or benefits of such novel technologies as nanotechnology?
Figure Legend:Nanotechnology, which alters the fundamentals of nature by... More »
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