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Moving for Science: the Coming to America Edition

In our ongoing “When I Grow Up” series, my close friend and great scientist Dr. Simon Uribe-Convers writes about the experience of coming to the United States for Science. 1,193 more words

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Science and borders

I was reading a writeup in Science magazine’s blog about the hurdles faced by non US citizens in procuring funding for their research. Funding is not only the lifeline of basic science research, but also a requirement for academic career progress. 348 more words


Six Months After the March for Science

“On April 22, more than a million people took to the streets, in Washington, D.C., and over 600 satellite locations around the world, to¬†march for science… 346 more words
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A postdoc union

From a University of Washington Postdoc:

“Like all the postdocs I know, I love my research. But we face significant day-to-day obstacles as we try to dedicate ourselves to science. 240 more words

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How to encourage science careers

Science qualifications can lead to a wide range of careers from marine biologists and microbiologists to chemists and journalism. The scientific field is so broad that often you can combine skills from various topics and find you own specialty. 338 more words


The European-Style PhD

In this weeks continuing series of “When I Grow Up” I’m covering a topic for which I have no direct experience (this is going to become an ongoing theme). 1,117 more words

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