Careers in Data Science Careers in Data Science Podcast January 00, 1970 If you are considering a career in data science, then this webinar is for you! Join us, Wednesday, August 26, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) and find out how you can use your quantitative and qualitative research skills to land a job in this growing field. Orienteering for Industry, a career guide Orienteering for Industry: How to Study Up, Stand Out and Get a Job Download May 4, 2015 Wonder how to transition from academia to industry? Wish you could stand out from the competition?  Download this free, 30-page career booklet for the latest information on successful job hunting in industry. You'll discover how to rebrand yourself, look for hidden jobs, give great interviews and fine-tune your career goals. Plus, you’ll hear from entrepreneurs, recruiters, and industry leaders, who share their personal insights on what it takes to succeed in industry. Special features include: Journal peer-review is ripe for change Driving Force August 25, 2015 Times Higher Education recently ran a story with the title, “The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received.” The stories told by six academics were harrowing indeed. Jessica Hebert has a passion for placental research ... and pirates? Jessica Hebert has a passion for placental research ... and pirates? Member Spotlight July 20, 2015 Poets have called it the tree of life. To some healers it is a spirit offering or sacred medicine. In Latin, its name means “cake” –- an apt description perhaps, given the recent celebrity trend to consume it in smoothies. Consider the placenta.  “It’s a confusing thing for most people to understand what on earth this weird blob of tissue is that comes out after the baby,” says researcher Jessica Hebert. “Think of this: It’s the only temporary organ that humans make and it’s responsible for transporting blood and nutrients and waste to and from the baby.” How can I impact science outreach besides becoming a professor? Ask A Member July 15, 2015 Q: AAAS member Brian Abraham, of Cambridge, Mass., asks: Does someone wanting to significantly impact science communication need to be an active professor? The current funding environment is nasty, and looks only to get worse. Is it possible for a new professor to make significant impacts in outreach or will there inevitably be a decision made between research and outreach? Mentoring STEM women: The collaborator-mentee perspective in international research Podcast January 00, 1970 The program “Mentoring Women in International Research Collaborations in STEM (MWIRC),” recently hosted a webinar to showcase collaborator-mentee perspectives in international research. Highlighted are, Katherine Young, a biology grad student at New Mexico State University working in the lab of Kathryn A Hanley, and Audie K. Thompson, visiting professor in chemical engineering at Prairie View A&M University. Deploy data-driven messaging to swell the ranks of women in engineering Driving Force June 22, 2015 Any gathering of scientists or engineers will sooner or later gravitate to a discussion of data. At a time of heightened sensibility about the technical workforce and the persistent inequity in opportunities to join it, data take on an urgency of purpose—not just informing, but systematizing what we know, and potentially stigmatizing those supporting the status quo. Developing new leaders with real-world skills for tackling societal problems Developing new leaders with real-world skills for tackling societal problems AAAS Serves June 19, 2015 No single scientific field is likely to save the world. The most critical problems facing society in the 21st century are best tackled through approaches that transcend individual disciplines and traditional academic structures, according to a National Academy of Sciences report. Careers for U.S. scientists in Europe and China Podcast January 00, 1970 Home to world-class research institutions where U.S. scientists can receive postdoctoral training, as well as funding to run their own laboratories, both Europe and China could be the career destination for you! Learn about opportunities overseas by watch this webinar now. Ask members a science career question How can I get a job in policy writing or scientific writing? Ask A Member May 28, 2015 A Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut Health Center asks:  I would like to delve into either policy writing or scientific writing (writing grant proposals for PIs either in industry or academia, or writing articles for science journals). I am an international student pursuing my Ph.D. in neuroscience. However, my bachelor's was in microbiology and drug synthesis, and my master's was in biotechnology. I have no previous official experience in scientific or policy writing.