Driving Force

Unconscious gender bias persists in science, embedded in the language we use.

Can we grow more domestic science careers by decoupling graduate-student support from research funding and limiting the number of concurrent grants held by PIs?

Wondering how to evaluate the risks and rewards associated with various career paths? Using your well-honed analytical skills, plot a graph and evaluate your options.

Scientists often pay for necessary professional expenses with their own money. One postdoc wrote in a recent blog post that, over the course of a year, he spent more than $1,000 of his own money on job expenses.

Science mentors face a tough choice: Do they counsel underrepresented students to beat the odds or suggest other paths more likely to lead to success?

A recent editorial with the unfortunate title, "Why America's Obsession with STEM Education is Dangerous," nevertheless offers a cross-cultural perspective that has been missing from the national conversation on STEM as preparation for careers, a relentlessly innovative economy, and what is lost in the process.

A new report issued by the National Academies details the continuing problems with postdoctoral training and issues some blunt recommendations for finally changing the status quo.

With some encouragement and networking help, mentors can play a big role in widening their students' prospects beyond academia.

The notable accomplishments of African American women in engineering are offset by marked underachievement by African American men. A community college initiative seeks to change that.

Can NIH's $31 million investment make a dent in diversifying the biomedical workforce? AAAS MemberCentral blogger Daryl E. Chubin posed five questions to the NRMN lead principal investigator, Dr. David Burgess. Here are his responses.