A study indicates that including women on organizing committees leads to more diverse speaker lineups.
Bridge programs, like one program between Fisk University and Vanderbilt University, aim to diversify the sciences.
For researchers looking to leave academia, there isn't a defined path to follow.
Jennifer Raff at Violent Metaphors offers tips on peer reviewing manuscripts.
The president of Spelman College is lauded for her work to encourage STEM majors among her students.
Scientists create a group to help enhance their chattiness.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a 2009 Nobel laureate, advises young scientists to follow what fascinates them.
Jeremy Berg at Pittsburgh argues that research and the training of new researchers should be separated.
At Rock Talk, Sally Rockey examines what graduate students are studying.
CareerCast ranks 200 professions in the US.
A National Institute of General Medicine Sciences program director offers advice on identifying a study section for an application.
Michael Elves and Ian Gibson from the Newton's Apple Foundation write that scientists should become involved in policy-making.
Bitesize Bio's Troy Hibbard offers advice to researchers embarking on a scientific career.
Stanford University School of Medicine's Ben Barres writes that graduate students should look for both scientific and mentorship ability in their advisors.
A jobs panel suggests internships and online involvement as ways to help find get a career out of the lab started.
To make a splash, a postdoc suggests taking on new perspectives in research.
Public engagement can help researchers develop skills and help them on the job search.
A new report examines trends in graduate education in the US.
The blogger Neuroskeptic lists some "don'ts" for writing the abstract of a paper.
IEEE Spectrum's Robert Charette argues that there is a surplus rather than a shortage of STEM workers.
Southern Fried Science's David Shiffman shares advice for graduate students on getting the most out of a conference.
Cell biologist Jenny Rohn describes her worries about being a pregnant researcher at Occam's Corner.
A survey by the American Association of University Professors charts out how much professors make.
Blogger Prof-like Substance is about to submit the tenure package and takes stock of the past few years.
There are other ways to tell a scientific story than by relying on slides, Bitesize Bio's Vicki Doronina writes.
New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.
Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."
In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.