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  • January 30, 2009

  • January 29, 2009

    A Small World

    A recent post at the new Science Origins blog resonates strongly with Science Careers. The post is by Janet Iwasa, who became a scientific illustrator with support from NSF’s regrettably discontinued, much lamented Discovery Corps program, which also trained Geoffrey Bothun, who Science Careers profiled in 2004. The post also mentions Graham… Read More
  • January 28, 2009

    Research Funds Head South In Canada

    Our colleagues at ScienceInsider report Wednesday that Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper is taking a different tack from U.S. president Barack Obama in funding for science in that country’s economic recovery package. In Harper’s new budget, released Tuesday, funds for the three councils that support research in science, engin… Read More
  • January 26, 2009

  • January 23, 2009

  • January 22, 2009

    Honor Your Mentor

    An email from MentorNet informed me this morning that today is Thank Your Mentor Day and that January is National Mentoring Month. MentorNet suggests that you take this opportunity to thank your mentor–perhaps by contributing $10, which will allow you to express your gratitude by posting your mentor’s name on their Mentor Honor Wall. Th… Read More
  • January 20, 2009

    Guard Your Internet Footprint

    A real-life experiment has just shown how easy it is to compile the story of your life just by following the traces you’re leaving on the Internet. I first read about it in the French national Le Monde, but many French media outlets have now reported on the mésaventure of a young architect in France who not long… Read More
  • January 19, 2009

    Life After Big Pharma

    OK, my last C&E News related update for a while. Their 8 December issue includes their employment outlook–which, tellingly, focuses on alternatives to traditional employment–specifically, on contract-research jobs. (We covered contract research a year earlier, but with a focus on pharma and biotech.) In slightly related news, this i… Read More
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