early career scientists


How President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Harm Early Career Scientists

, research scientist, Center for Science and Democracy

Kaila Colyott is coming close to graduation as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas, but she’s not finishing with the same enthusiasm for her career prospects that she began graduate school with.  At the beginning, she wasn’t particularly worried about getting a job after graduation. “I was a first generation student coming from a largely uneducated background. I was pretty stoked about doing science, and I was told that more education would help me land a job in the future.” Read more >

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Graduate Students Organize to Promote Science-Informed Leadership in the New Executive Administration

Katy Dynarski, , UCS

What do the Curiosity Mars rover, the personal computer, and the antibiotic streptomycin have in common? They’re all inventions and discoveries made in America. Read more >

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We Must Never Accept Racism and Misogyny

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

There may be many aspects of the political discourse in our country that are troubling. None more so than campaign rhetoric that appeals to racism and misogynyRead more >

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How Sequestration Made Me a Citizen Scientist

Samuel Brinton, graduate student
, , UCS

In the fall of 2011, I had just started my graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Technology and Policy Program. I undertook joint study in Nuclear Engineering and Technology Policy because as the son of a Three Mile Island community survivor, I understand that policy implications of misunderstood technologies can have drastic effects. Read more >

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5 Ways the Shutdown Will Continue to Be a Drag for Early Career Scientists

, former analyst, Center for Science & Democracy

All the world is not a stage. The recent theatrics in Congress over raising the debt ceiling and reopening the government have made some people laugh, others cry, and still others simply deny the seriousness of the issues. With the immediate fiscal crisis now behind us and the government again open for business, some people may believe that our troubles, at least for the moment, are behind us, too. But for early career scientists—graduate students, postdocs, and even talented undergraduates—the shutdown has had very real, concrete consequences. Read more >

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