Edith Widder, PhD, CEO, President and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research and Conservation Association and RFS Board Member, was featured in The New York Times this week in a lead Science Times article "Illuminating the Perils of Pollution, Nature's Way."
Jo Handelsman, PhD, President of the Rosalind Franklin Society, Professor at Yale University, and HHMI Professor, is featured in the November 2011 online issue of iBioMagazine. In her video, Dr. Handelsman "describes guidelines that she and her colleagues have developed to help scientists become better mentors. These include listening, asking questions, stating expectations and building independence. Good advice for scientists at all stages of their careers."
Please watch the video and share with your colleagues.
TEENS CLAIM TOP PRIZES IN 2011 SIEMENS COMPETITION IN MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FOR DESIGNING NANOPARTICLE TO FIGHT CANCER AND APPLYING GAMING TECHNOLOGY TO HUMAN HEALTH
$100,000 Winners of Nation's Premier Science Research Competition for High School Students Announced at The George Washington University
Angela Zhang of Cupertino, California, Wins $100,000 Individual Prize; Ziyuan Liu and Cassee Cain of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Win $100,000 Team Prize
WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2011 – The year's highest science honor for high school students was awarded today to biochemistry research on cancer stem cells and an innovative use of gaming technology in the area of leg injuries and prosthetics in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, America's premier science research competition for high school students.
"Sex and the citadel of science" by Michelle Francl
One hundred years on from Marie Curie being awarded her second Nobel Prize there has been only a handful of female scientists who have received the call from Stockholm. Why are women still under-represented? A lack of ability or passion, or could it be that we create labs into which women don't quite fit?
2011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers
New York, Sept. 12, 2011 — The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which for 66 years has championed the greatest advances in medical research, announced today the winners of the 2011 Lasker Awards: Franz-Ulrich Hartl and Arthur L. Horwich for basic medical research, Tu Youyou for clinical research and The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health for public service. The Lasker Awards — considered among the most respected science prizes in the world — honor visionaries whose insight and perseverance have led to dramatic advances that will prevent disease and prolong life.
- NIH announces 79 awards to encourage creative ideas in science
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Collaborative Research Travel Grants
- Kavli Prize 2012 Call for Nominations
- Grants.gov Announces "Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer"
- Nominations Are Now Open for the 2012 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award