Can a Start-Up College Revive a City?

In Harrisburg, Pa., public funds help a private college attract minority students to science fields.

Science Ph.D.'s Continue to Grow

It is unlikely to quiet the burgeoning cries of alarm about a perceived crisis in American scientific competitiveness. But a new report from the National Science Foundation offers some evidence both of progress and of continued problems.

Back to the Basics on Science Education

Carl Wieman, Nobel laureate, sees the scientific method as key to improving science education.

Scientific Remedies

Experts agree that the U.S. is heading toward a potential crisis in research competitiveness -- and offer some solutions.

The Need for Another Sputnik

The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.

Promoting Ethics in Science

Blackwell, publisher of hundreds of journals, issues guide for editors in hope of preventing misconduct and informing readers.

Another Stab at Science Education

National Science Board committee grapples with solutions for improving education and teaching in STEM fields.

'Why Aren't More Women in Science?'

The year 2006 may be remembered for unprecedented attention given to issues related to women in science. Numerous expert panels -- most notably one appointed by the National Academies -- examined barriers facing female scientists. A new collection published by the American Psychological Association aims to add to the knowledge base.

Progress Over the Long Term

Report finds significant strides in science education and employment by women, but less progress by members of minority groups.

Dissecting a Deal

New book examines the pact between Berkeley and Novartis -- and finds that the controversy may have been more important than first recognized.


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