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  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    How Headhunters Can Help Job Seekers

    To build a successful career in industry, scientists must master the folkways of the industrial job market, which differ from those of academe.  People who already have industrial experience often find corporate recruiters to be valuable allies in this endeavor.  Popularly known as headhunters, these recruiters are hired by employers to f… Read More
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    A National Park Honoring Industrial Innovation

    With industrial innovation a major issue these days, on Monday the National Park Service dedicated the nation’s newest national park on the spot where the Industrial Revolution first began in America. The Paterson Great Falls National Park in Paterson, New Jersey, stands where the Passaic River drops 77 feet in the second-largest waterfall ea… Read More
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    A Graduate Grant That IS Rocket Science

    Present and potential master’s or doctoral students in fields relevant to advancing space technology are invited to apply for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Space Technology Research Fellowships. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents studying at accredited U.S. institutions, the competitive awards can… Read More
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    Protecting Your Bright Idea Under the New Patent Law

    Starting in March, 2013, the new America Invents Act, which President Obama signed in September, will change the ground rules that govern filing for patents on inventions.  The changeover will create a number of issues for researchers, including student researchers, and for the universities where they work, writes John Villasenor in the Chroni… Read More
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    Avoiding the Turbo-Jargon Syndrome

    For years now, career experts have emphasized the importance of clear communication to a scientist’s advancement, whether in the academic world, industry, government, or the non-profit sector.  Science journalist Chris Mooney, who writes the Intersection blog at the Center for American Progess, has called to our attention a very illumina… Read More
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    Halloween Help for Job Seekers

    Just in time for the annual celebration of synthetic spookiness, Cheryl Reed and Dawn M. Formo, two professors who’ve written a book about the academic job search, offer advice on dealing with something truly scary: the academic job interview. In an essay at Inside Higher Ed, they expand an observation by Stephen King, the, well, ki… Read More
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    Got an Idea for an Experiment That’s Out of this World (or Should Be)?

    Are you a student (graduate or undergraduate) with an idea for an experiment that really should take place in space? If so, the opportunity to fly your research to the “edge of space” may just have arrived.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced a competition for research slots on its balloon-borne… Read More
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    Competition Opens for 2012 Kauffman Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards

    Again this year, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association have teamed up to offer the Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards with prizes totaling $12,500.   Present or former postdocs at U.S. institutions who have founded or are in the process of founding a company to commercialize research r… Read More
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    Lab Fire at UCLA Extinguished After 50 Minutes

    Almost 150 firefighters spent 50 minutes on Tuesday bringing under control a fire in a lab at the Center for Health Sciences of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), reports the Los Angeles Times. The blaze, which apparently caused no injuries, reportedly occurred in a lab containing hazardous materials. Since the 2009 death of Sheri… Read More
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    New Chemical Safety Board Report Could Be the Lab-Safety Turning Point

    In February 2010, we reported that the United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) was undertaking its first-ever look at the safety situation in academic labs after one explosion critically injured and maimed a graduate student at Texas Tech University (TTU) and another, not long before, killed a technician at the University of California-Los A… Read More
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