Grants Given, and Taken Away

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150 students at Utah State awarded, then stripped of federal aid -- proof of confusing new U.S. rules, college lobbyists say.

We Regret to Inform You...

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As NASA has moved money away from science, some researchers have lost money and young talent virtually overnight.

Fighting Back Against Extremists

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Following increase in harassment from animal rights foes, UCLA announces campaign to protect researchers and their families.

Momentum for Open Access Research

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Dozens of liberal arts presidents issue statement backing legislation to put federally sponsored research online, free.

The Real Barriers for Women in Science

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National Academies report attributes underrepresentation to "implicit biases" and institutional policies, not lack of talent or drive.

Bias or Interest?

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When polled privately, professors tend to explain gender gap in sciences as a matter of choices, not discrimination.

New 'Threads' for Computer Science

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Computer science -- like many businesses of a few years back -- has experienced a boom and bust in the last decade. First colleges couldn't expand programs fast enough to meet demand, but more recently students have been fleeing. The number of students taking Advanced Placement tests in computer science fell by 19 percent in the last three years -- even as other AP science programs were growing.

Uncertain Outlook for Science Funds

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Congressional support strong for Bush's competitiveness effort, but calendar and electoral politics make passage iffy.

When Knowledge Overtakes a Core

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MIT plan would broaden science requirements, encourage study abroad and curb AP credit -- moves that could be influential nationally.

Small Steps for Science Education

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Professors gather at Howard Hughes Medical Institute to consider how to make courses more effective.


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