Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Program

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 …

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Dual-Career Couples and Academic Science

Society is increasingly accepting women in the work force, couples are having fewer children and sharing more responsibilities, and employers are increasingly faced with the task of recruiting and accommodating both men and women who are making career decisions constrained …

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Does gender matter?

The suggestion that women are not advancing in science because of innate inability is being taken seriously by some high-profile academics. Ben A. Barres explains what is wrong with the hypothesis.…

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Does gender bias influence awards given by societies?

AGU is a participant in a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)–funded project called Advancing Ways of Awarding Recognition in Disciplinary Societies (AWARDS), which seeks to examine whether gender bias affects selection of recipients of society awards. AGU is interested in …

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Dirt: the erosion of civilization

David R. Montgomery is a geomorphologist who studies how landscapes change through time, argues persuasively that soil is humanity’s most essential natural resource and essentially linked to modern civilization’s survival. In “Dirt: the erosion of civilization” he traces the history …

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Diet for a New America

“Diet for a New America” is John Robbins expose of America’s “factory farms”. Since the 1987 publication of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19%. While many forces are contributing to …

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Do Babies Matter in Science?

Federal investigators of Title IX, the law that forbids sexual discrimination in education, have only recently discovered that there may be a problem for women in science.

Investigators for the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and …

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Diversity Isn’t Rocket Science, Is It?

Back in the bad old days, the workplace was a battleground, where sexist jokes and assumptions
were the norm.

Women were shut off from promotion by an old boys’ network that favored its own. They went to meetings and were …

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Coaching Service: Escaping the Ivory Tower

Is academia making you miserable?

Are you becoming restless, depressed, apathetic, or cynical? Are you struggling to find a job or finish your degree? Is your teaching feeling rote? Have you lost your enthusiasm for research? Are you resenting your …

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COACh

COACh is a grass-roots organization that is working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies. Membership is free and open to anyone who shares its passion for building capacity in …

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Climate Voices – A Science Speakers Network

Climate Voices, Science Speakers Network brings scientists and their fellow citizens together in discussions of climate science and local impacts of climate change. The purpose of the network is to share scientists’ expertise and engage citizens in meaningful, ongoing dialogue …

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Coal: A Human History

Coal has transformed societies and shaped the fate of nations. It launched empires and triggered wars. Above all, it fuelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain, propelling the rise of a small rural kingdom into the greatest commercial empire in the …

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Jared Diamond’s “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” is a follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Guns, Germs and Steel”. In “Collapse” the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions …

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Competition and Careers in Biosciences

The rapid progress of biomedical research should be rewarding young scientists with bright careers. Instead, the National Research Council (NRC) reports a “crisis of expectations” as career opportunities fall short of those in comparable occupations. Our analysis suggests that the …

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CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested …

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Branching Points

Branching points is a collection of resources designed to give science graduate students ideas for nonacademic careers. Much of the material here is based on the dozens of informational interviews I conducted to figure out what I wanted to do …

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Career Options for PhDs

The following lists of potential career options for those with PhD are far from exhaustive. Increasingly PhDs are found in a wide range of job sectors. A good approach for learning about any sector not listed here is to start …

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Beauty and the Beast: The Aesthetic Moment in Science

Beauty and Science. Where’s the connection? Doesn’t science have more to do with the quantifiable, the verifiable, and the applicable than with beauty?The relationship between scientific discovery and the pursuit of beauty has existed for centuries. In the earliest years …

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At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory

Since 2002, the first edition of this best-selling book has helped thousands of newly appointed principal investigators successfully transition to running their own labs. But changes in technology continue to transform the way science is done, affecting ways in which …

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Bias Persists for Women of Science, a Study Finds

Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills, a new study by researchers at Yale concluded.

As a result, the report found, the professors were less likely …

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AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

Each year, the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium brings a select group to Washington, D.C. for an intense, ten-day immersion in science policy. Graduate students, faculty and professionals in the field of atmospheric sciences and their applications form a cohort that …

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American Meteorological Society Scholarships and Fellowships

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing …

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AMS Congressional Science Fellowship

From the webpage: “The AMS Congressional Science Fellowship makes it possible for one scientist to spend a full year in the U.S. Congress working on science policy issues. (S)he will also be a member of the AAAS Science and Technology …

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AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

From the webpage: “Each year, the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium brings a select group to Washington, D.C. for an intense, ten-day immersion in science policy. Graduate students, faculty and professionals in the field of atmospheric sciences and their applications form …

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AMS Student Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for senior undergraduate and graduate students to attend AMS meetings held in the U.S. or Canada. AMS recognizes the considerable benefit that students can gain from attending conferences even if they are not presenting a paper …

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Articles from Nature about women in science

Science remains institutionally sexist. Despite some progress, women scientists are still paid less, promoted less frequently, win fewer grants and are more likely to leave research than similarly qualified men. This special issue of Nature takes a hard look at …

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American Chemical Society Public Policy Fellowships

The American Chemical Society (ACS) offers two public policy fellowships. The ACS Congressional Fellowship is a one-year opportunity; two ACS members per year are placed on Capitol Hill as part of the larger, AAAS-administered program. The ACS Science Policy Fellowship …

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American Geosciences Institute Internships and Fellowships

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) offers several internships and fellowships in the areas of policy and communication. They include:

-Geoscience Policy Internship (12-14 week internship for BS/BA or MS/MA students/recent graduates)
-AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication (6-12 month appointment for …

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has put together excellent resources about communicating science. They also offer various webinars on the topic, which can be found at http://membercentral.aaas.org/multimedia/webinars

Scientists and engineers often find that they need to discuss …

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AGI Geoscience Policy Internships

The Geoscience Policy Program represents the geoscience community in Washington DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster sound public policy in areas that affect geoscientists, including water, energy, and mineral resources; geologic hazards, environmental protection, and …

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ACS Public Policy Fellowships

From the page: “The American Chemical Society (ACS) offers two public policy fellowships. The ACS Congressional Fellowship is a one-year opportunity; two ACS members per year are placed on Capitol Hill as part of the larger, AAAS-administered program. The ACS …

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AGI Policy Fellowships

The American Geosciences Institute offers policy-focused fellowships working on policy “in areas that affect geoscientists, including water, energy, and mineral resources; geologic hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education.” Geoscience Policy Internship is for bachelors or …

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AGU Congressional Science Fellowships

From the webpage: “The demands on Congress to establish sound public policy on scientific issues have never been greater, the effects of which are far-reaching. In response to these congressional needs, AGU is pleased to have sponsored a Congressional Science …

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AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

From the webpage: “This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the …

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AAAS Mass Media Sciene and Engineering Fellows Program

This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. Fellows often …

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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships are opportunities for accomplished accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy.

Must hold a doctoral level degree …

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Academic Coaching and Writing

Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW) is a group of professional academic coaches and consultants dedicated to supporting your academic writing and career needs. Our services include research consulting and coaching for dissertation and academic writing; career and professional growth (including …

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All About That Space

Video on NASA Youtube channel “ReelNASA” set to music from musician Meghan Trainor’s mega hit “All About That Bass”. Includes shots of space and dance routines featuring interns at NASA’s Johnson Space Center…

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A Test Case for Sexual Harassment

Philosophy professors at the University of Colorado’s flagship campus here thought they were taking a bold step.

They wanted to help solve their field’s longstanding problems over the treatment of women and find ways to improve the climate on their …

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A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

Providing students with the tools they’ll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology emphasizes writing as a means to examine, evaluate, share, and refine ideas. The text teaches students how …

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A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry

Providing students with the tools they’ll need to be successful writers, A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and sharing ideas. The book teaches readers how to read critically, study, evaluate and …

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