Grant opportunity for early-career women in chemical sciences Tuesday, July 1, 2014 The objective of the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences, is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide three grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities.  Silicon Valley workplace biases mirror sins of the past Driving Force July 8, 2014 Surprise! Silicon Valley’s tech industry is your father’s Chevrolet after all. You would not have guessed that another generation of innovators would replicate the white- and male-dominated workforce—top to bottom—that has characterized science and engineering in the U.S. for decades.  NIH holds contest for fixing bias in peer review (with cash prizes) Capitol Connection May 27, 2014 Recent studies have demonstrated that African American researchers are less likely to receive NIH grant funding than are white researchers. The NIH wants to know if grant-reviewer bias is causing this disparity and wants to improve the overall fairness of peer review. With these aims in mind, the NIH is issuing two challenges for improving the grant review system. Nonacademic careers for STEM Ph.D.s differ by race and gender, study shows Driving Force May 13, 2014 More than half of people with doctorates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields go on to have nonacademic careers. What types of jobs do these STEM-degree holders end up having? And are there gender and/or race differences in these jobs? A recent report provides some interesting answers to these questions. Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices Download April 18, 2014 This new book "Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices," is the result of a AAAS/NSF meeting that drew participants from nearly 50 institutions to identify tools and techniques that can be used in describing teaching practices. It discusses five techniques that individuals or organizations can use to measure STEM teaching: faculty and student surveys, interviews, classroom observations and teaching portfolios. The best descriptions of STEM teaching typically involve the use of multiple techniques, the book concludes. Defying disciplinary categories: A new career type? Driving Force April 23, 2014 "I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiographical, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or what it isn't."—Philip Roth, Deception, 1997. Getting Published: Finding collaborators, submitting papers, and the review process Podcast January 00, 1970 Getting published is one of the critical milestones in any research career. Whether you’re submitting to peer-reviewed journals, or open-access titles, your ability to attract funding, get tenure, or even land an interview at a biotech firm, can depend on what you have published. With so much at stake, it’s critical to understand the ins-and-outs of the publishing process. Working in Industry: From your resume, to interviewing, to skills for success Podcast January 00, 1970 Industrial research and development offers scientists an increasingly wide range of career opportunities—from bench researcher to team leader, and from clinical trials to product marketing. Transitioning from an academic environment to the fast-paced world of industry takes a specific set of skills.  Building Your First Lab: Tips, success stories, and how to build your own team Podcast January 00, 1970 Running a lab is the ultimate goal for many early-career scientists, but building a lab that will eventually produce research is often a difficult process. Laboratories come with a host of financial needs and responsibilities. While lab apprenticeships provide training, and mentors offer invaluable advice, there are likely to remain gaps in your lab startup knowledge.In this webinar you will learn from PIs who have successfully started labs and now want to help the next generation of scientists navigate the process. High-Level Scientific Talks: How to give powerful, dynamic presentations to further your career Podcast January 00, 1970 Being able to effectively communicate your science is an essential part of being a successful researcher, whether you are giving an address at a seminar, a job talk for an academic position, or presenting a poster at a conference. If you are struggling to find your voice, or simply need to refine your skills, this installment of the AAAS Career Webinar series can help.