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: Develop effective project leadership using workplace archetypes Develop effective project leadership using workplace archetypes Driving Force September 25, 2015 Leadership is one of the least well understood skills in any scientific sector, be it academia, industry, entrepreneurship or policy. Having worked in both academia as well as in industry, I’d like to compare and contrast the kind of leadership needed for those two worlds. There are technical and procedural differences between, for example, wanting to kick off a new project in an academic lab vs. an industrial research lab. However, the overriding challenges of leadership are the same. Driving Force AAAS blog Talking to foreign-born STEM faculty about diversity Driving Force September 22, 2015 I recently participated in a workshop hosted by PROMISE, the State of Maryland’s NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. Among the various presentations and small group discussions during the day, one stood out for its message—and its simplicity. I call it “the talk” because it resembles the “birds and the bees” conversation that many parents dread having. It's a talk about the biases we all have that may unconsciously lead to favoring certain students over. Sensitive, but necessary. Capitol Connection blog A data challenge for materials science Capitol Connection September 28, 2015 Spurred by a 2013 White House memo, federal science agencies are requiring researchers to make more and more of their data publicly available. The scientific value of these data sets remains uncertain, however. Are there discoveries sitting out in the open, waiting for someone with the right set of analysis tools to dig them out? Coping with campus controversy: A guideline for scientists Driving Force July 30, 2015 The recent spate of campus controversies involving scientists’ public conduct—behavior and language—has triggered demands for organizational actions that punish swiftly. Whether it’s the deceit of fabricated research data, lingering 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. Debunking the science of snap judgments Debunking the science of snap judgments Driving Force May 26, 2015 For weeks, psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s 2011 bestselling book, “Thinking Fast and Slow,” sat on my nightstand as I tried to dive deeper into it—to no avail. Why, I wondered, was this such a chore? Especially since the book focuses on unconscious bias, a subject of keen interest to me. Mentoring women in international research collaborations Podcast January 00, 1970 Panelists discuss their experiences in collaborating with researchers abroad while also mentoring students and helping them nurture similar relationships. They highlight the benefits of such international collaborations and also the challenges faced. Enter the 2015 Green Talents Competition Enter the 2015 Green Talents Competition Tuesday, May 19, 2015 The Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is searching for up-and-coming scientists in the field of sustainable development. Selected as one of the 25 awardees you are invited to visit the hot spots of German sustainability research and establish a unique network with peers and experts. The 2015 award includes: Notes from a recruiter's playbook on industry job searching Notes from a recruiter's playbook on industry job searching Driving Force May 29, 2015 These comments are from the career webinar, Working in Industry, a MemberCentral exclusive. Dave Jensen is a recruiter who writes the monthly career tips and techniques column, “Tooling Up,” for Science Careers.