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    EU Prize for Women Scientist-Innovators

    The European Union is inviting applications for its first EU Prizes for Women Innovators, which will reward three women entrepreneurs for their “innovative work in any field or business.” To be eligible, women entrepreneurs must be residing in the EU or an associated country and have founded or co-founded a company before 1 January… Read More
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    Peer Support Could Be Good for Your Health

    Getting along with your colleagues may not only be good for your work satisfaction and productivity, it could be good for your health, too. That’s according to a new study, published in the May issue of Health Psychology, that looked at the medical history of more than 800 people working in finance, insurance, public services, healt… Read More
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    An Interview with Albert Einstein on Science Careers

    Introduction Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is widely regarded as the father of modern physics. For those of us old enough to have seen him in person, listen to him speak in public or on the radio, and read his writings when they were current, these memories are precious. In addition to being a great theoretical physicist he… Read More
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    An Engineer’s Approach to Food

    The November/December issue of MIT’s Technology Review has a nice piece, posted online, about  Ayr Muir, an MIT materials-science grad who runs a lunch truck in Boston’s Kendall Square. No, this isn’t another story of an angst-ridden underemployed science grad. Muir is an environmental entrepreneur — and a distant relat… Read More
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    More Doctorates Awarded in 2009 — to Women

    The latest (2009) National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates found significant gains in the number of doctorates earned in the United States. Doctorates awarded grew 1.6% overall, and 1.9% in science and engineering (S&E) fields, over 2008. In S&E fields, the increase is entirely accounted for by a 4.8% increase in the number o… Read More
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    Food for thought–and entrepreneurship

    Does your research in nutrition, biochemistry, plant science, or other food-related field suggest a product with commercial potential?  Do you wish you could find out how to move your idea from the lab to the market?  Or do you want to move yourself from academe to industry?  If any of these things describes you or… Read More
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