Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and Research) Position: Part I

By Joseph Provost, University of San Diego The number of articles and blog posts discussing the difficulties of finding a job are disheartening.  The jobs are out there, but the competition is steep.  Research-focused academic jobs are one of many career paths for a Ph.D.  Fortunate graduate students and post doctorates will have mentors or…

To Innovate

by Sherry Cui Back in September, Google announced the winners for the 2013 Google Science Fair. Let’s review a few of the really cool projects that came out of this year’s Science Fair.  These outstanding examples show that age is just a number, that the brains of young scientists are capable of so much. Eric…

Classroom in the Community: Learning through Service

By Ritankar Das, University of California Berkeley President John F. Kennedy once famously said, “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”. This is especially true in the modern era of economic limits, where the preponderance of the population can use a friendly neighbor. The…