Our columnist lists and describes the most common roadblocks faced by those pursuing science careers.
“I remember hurriedly filling out a paper copy of one school’s application, even though most of the process had moved online, just so I could complete it during a long bus ride and mail it at a rest stop. Somehow this did not get me into Harvard.”
In deciding what career to pursue, have you considered the administrative track? Me neither.
Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.
Or how a trip to Walt Disney World tricked me into becoming a scientist.
If reports I’ve heard are true, in the 1970s somewhere between 104% and 109% of grant proposals were funded.
The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.
For some nutty reason, scientists sometimes become lawyers.
In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.
NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.
Our columnist offers advice on presenting your work to the most difficult audience there is: children.
To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?
Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they’ll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.
There’s a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.