Category Archives: Science Education

Visionary Institutional Action at some Universities Overcomes Paralysis

Aaron E. Carroll, Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, describes how some higher education institutions who reacted to the pandemic in a visionary manner have continued operations and created models for others to follow, allowing community … Continue reading

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Open Grants: Assisting Early Career Scientists

An increasing number of researchers are sharing their grant proposals openly. They do this to open up science so that all stages of the process can benefit from better interaction and communication and to provide examples for early career scientists … Continue reading

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ERC Starting Grant Problematics

A thoughful commentary from Dr. Michael J. Bojdys regarding ERC starting grants and doctoral/postdoc education in the Czech context: Reformists in the Czech Republic are asking for help and legitimacy….One way would be by empowering Czech universities in a ‘Czech … Continue reading

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In Memorium, Ben Barres (1955-2017)

An elegant tribute to close mentorship and gender equality advocate Ben Barres, neurobiologist. Excerpt: Barres devoted much of his last decade to publicly describing the challenges he had faced as a woman in science, and offering ways to correct a … Continue reading

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Recent G7 Science Ministers’ Communiqué

I highly recommend reading the G7 Science Ministers’ Communiqué dated 28 September 2017. At times, the day-to-day struggle of educating young scientists in today’s world can seem so daunting. It’s at least refreshing to read a clear message outlining where … Continue reading

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