Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and Research) Position Part III: I have an interview! Now what?

By Joseph Provost, University of San Diego After the marathon of creating an interesting research and teaching statement, chasing down letters of recommendation, and filling out piles of forms comes the painfully long wait to hear back.  However, if you get that call or email to arrange an interview, it is time for a celebration……

Outreach at Tulane University

By Sherry Cui, Tulane University ASBMB’s Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) chapters are a network of undergraduate faculty and students committed to the advancement of research, education, and science outreach. Tulane’s UAN chapter shares their activities thus far this year. As the sun shines down in New Orleans, the members of Tulane’s ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN)…

Evolution’s Scrapbook: The Human Genome

By Matthew Munson, Virginia Tech Ever since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2001, it has become an almost-idiom in the scientific community that “less than one percent of human DNA actually means anything.”  However, the thought that a three meter long DNA molecule could only be one percent useful is one of…

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…