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: Networking for Successful International Research Collaborations (GS7) Podcast November 18, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm AAAS hosted a webinar on November 18th, with four female faculty and STEM researchers affiliated with minority-serving institutions, who were awarded travel grants to attend the gender summit 7 (GS7) in Germany in November, 2015. The awardees were invited as panelists during the webinar: Dr. Grazyna Badowski (University of Guam), Dr. Lymari Fuentes-Claudio (Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico), Dr. Cynthia Waters (North Caroline A&T State University) and Dr. Amber Wise (Chicago State University). STEM funding and research opportunities on PathwaysToScience.org Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is a nonprofit funded by the National Science Foundation.  Our website, http://www.PathwaysToScience.org is a great one-stop-shop portal resource for finding paid summer research, graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships, and professional development materials for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Trashing 'diversity' (the word) Driving Force November 23, 2015 We have reached a tipping point in the use and interpretation of words that connote more than they denote. “Diversity” is the latest example. At a time when the Supreme Court is re-hearing the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, The New York Times Magazine is calling out Hollywood and Silicon Valley for their invocation of the word without actions “to change a culture of overwhelming whiteness.”   AAAS establishes '1848 Society' for charitable gift planning Join the '1848 Society' for charitable gift planning Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Each year, members and friends inform us that they have included a bequest to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in their estate plans. For these individuals—and for AAAS—these commitments of eventual gifts play an important role in planning for the future.  driving force blog Scientists study how 'grit' helps STEM students Driving Force October 19, 2015 Scientists cherish predictive validity—how well a specific assessment of variables predicts future behavior or a particular outcome. Science educators value variables that are not only predictive, but can be taught—behavior that can be nurtured and intentionally cultivated to effect a desired outcome. The concept of "grit” may satisfy what both scientists and educators seek.  Develop effective project leadership using workplace archetypes Using workplace archetypes for effective leadership 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