Driving Force

Taking a vacation might actually be the ticket to being a better scientist. Here are five reasons to step away from the lab for a few days (or even a week or two).

More and more professors are called on to develop online course materials, but knowing what works for different subjects isn't always easy. A new study compiles best practices.

A new study takes on faculty committee dynamics in graduate program admissions review.

Recent, highly publicized instances of contamination have brought lab safety issues to the forefront. Can scientists police themselves in issues of lab protocols?

LEGO's new all-female research figurines may be building blocks for future generations of female scientists.

Studies show that more than half of STEM Ph.D.s go into nonacademic careers. But that's just the beginning of the story.

Caught in the fray between traditional disciplinary models and new funding paradigms is a growing body of programs, institutes and and centers known as "interdisciplinary programs." Do scientists enter at their own peril?

Faculty decisions to stay or leave campus is a surprisingly under-studied phenomenon. Learn what one study reveals about issues of diversity, child care and retention.

A surprisingly broad number of accomplished professionals suffer from 'impostor syndrome,' the feeling of being a fraud. Who is at risk and what can be done to combat it?

A postdoc advisor is one of the most important people in the career of every Ph.D. student in the sciences. A little footwork can definitely give you a leg up.