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Posts tagged with "Editor’s Blog"

  • Academic Careers

    Is Youth Wasted on the Young… Scientists?

    That was the provocative title of a session at the 2012 AAAS meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday morning. The session was less controversial than the title suggests, but it did raise a provocative question, at least for me. In the first (and most interesting) presentation, Catherine Beaudry, of École Polytechnique de Montre… Read More
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    GeekDad: Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

    Garth Sundem, a contributor to the GeekDad blog (“Raising geek generation 2.0”), writes that the conventional view on the most effective learning strategies is almost completely backwards. Sundem interviews Robert Bjork, director of the UCLA Learning and Forgetting Lab in Los Angeles, California, and passes along some surprising strateg… Read More
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    Pioneering Black Chemists, from a Science Careers Alumna

    Many former Science Careers staffers (as well as those who worked for the organization back when it was called Science’s Next Wave; we call them ex-Wavers) have gone on to do very cool things and have influential careers. Our former ranks include science academy presidents, chief science officers for companies, professional society executive… Read More
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    University of Florida President: Charge Science Students More

    Bernie Machen, president of the University of Florida, wants students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at Florida’s public universities to pay more tuition than their peers in other subjects, the Miami Herald reported last week. Testifying before the state House Education Committee, Machen said that STEM students sho… Read More
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    How Do You Define Success?

    In today’s print issue, Science presents a new feature called NextGen VOICES. Science Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts describes the new feature in this week’s Science editorial. Late last year, NextGen asked young scientists, “How will the practice of science change in your lifetime?” A selection of the responses are published… Read More
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    Correction: Naval Academy Not As Competitive As Claimed

    In a 2 December article in Science Careers, Roz Pidcock quoted Commander William Marks, public affairs officer at United States Naval Academy, on the competitiveness of Annapolis admissions. “Last year we received more than 19,000 applications for about 1240 spots.” But, according to an entry yesterday in The Ticker, a Chronicle of High… Read More
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    Vote for Your Favorite Science Careers Articles

    On the last Friday of each year, Science Careers publishes a list of what we believe are the year’s best articles. In the past, this has been mainly an ‘Editor’s Choice’ listing — voted on by Science Careers editors and a few select insiders. Here is last year’s list. This year, we’re opening… Read More
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    News Flash: Engineering and Science Students Study More

    As if we didn’t know this already: A new study confirms that engineering and science majors study more than English and business majors. The National Survey of Student Engagement, also known as Nessie, was released today. The study is reported in several news outlets, including the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read More
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    A Kashmiri Chemist in Mississippi

    Here’s a nice little essay by a Kashmiri natural-products chemist, describing his experiences as a postdoc at the University of Mississippi. The English is idiosyncratic in spots but it’s completely readable and a fun read for anyone interested, as I am, in science-related fish-out-of-water stories: As soon as I heard from the Universit… Read More
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