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Posts tagged with "Asia"

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    Legendary Advice

    We like to focus on practical, tangible advice for new students/postgraduates/postdocs/scientists. Admittedly, it can sometimes be rather optimistic and positive. Consider this advice to graduate students written by Yale ecology and evolutionary biology professor Stephen Stearns: "Always prepare for the worst." "Nobody cares about yo… Read More
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    Is Offshoring Losing Its Luster?

    The 21 October Los Angeles Times has an article (free registration required) that tells how some American technology companies are choosing to keep their technical and service operations in the United States rather than moving them overseas. In some instances, American companies that had moved these functions to India a few years ago are coming… Read More
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    Funding for Study in Asia

    The Freeman-Asia program, a joint undertaking of the Freeman Foundation and the Institute of International Education (IIE), offers grants to undergraduates for study in Asia.  The awards range from $3,000 for a summer program to $7,000 for an academic year, and have no discipline restrictions. The Freeman-Asia program has supported more than 3… Read More
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    Some Tips on Interview Seminars

    Medicinal chemist Derek Lowe over at In the Pipeline recently posted some tips on interview seminars. "… [M]any of these are things that high school speech teachers have been telling their students for decades," he writes, "but you know, there’s only so much new information in this world." Of course, you’ve had… Read More
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    India Puts its Rupees on the Table

    As Science Careers pointed out in April, India gives a high priority to research and development as a cornerstone of its future economy, and a report in the news section of Science (subscription required) provides more evidence of it. Among today’s 1.1 billion Indians, only 9.2 million are higher education students. To push that number… Read More
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    Off-Shoring America’s Universities

    Today, the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology held the second in a series of hearings on off-shoring–the movement of U.S. science and technology jobs overseas. But the focus of this hearing was different from many others: it focused on American universities opening campuses off-shore. "As an increasing number of American univ… Read More
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    Follow-Up on the Green-Card Backlog

    Earlier today, Managing Editor Alan Kotok posted a blog entry about the U.S. State Department announcement that it wouldn’t accept any more green-card applications for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in October. I called Mark Harrington, a Houston-based immigration attorney and friend of Science Careers, hoping he could provide a litt… Read More
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    A Young Scientist Makes a Splash

    Early in your career, it’s easy to feel as if you have to gain more and more experience, and establish a wider reputation, before you can begin to make a big impact. But this is not always so, as a five-page story written by Richard Stone and published this week in Science shows. Last Spring… Read More
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    Get ’em to Stay

    In a characteristically smart post, Noted video-game hacker Andrew "bunnie" Huang (who spells his nickname with a small ‘b’) recounts a conversation with University of California, San Diego, engineering professor Jim Buckwalter about UCSD’s grad-school applications. "Of the thousands of applicants, only 80 were from… Read More
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    Are You Serious?

    Or are you funny? Here at Science Careers, we’re very serious about careers in science. That’s a good thing, but sometimes I worry that we’re a little too serious. Our coverage can seem a little ponderous and heavy, even to me, the editor. Don’t get me wrong; we’ve had our funny moments. Almost all of… Read More
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