Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
In the face of campus closures around the world, scientific laboratories are offering tours via video. We asked experts for their tips.
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach

In the face of campus closures around the world, scientific laboratories are offering tours via video. We asked experts for their tips.

In the face of campus closures around the world, scientific laboratories are offering tours via video. We asked experts for their tips.

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Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
In the face of campus closures around the world, scientific laboratories are offering tours via video. We asked experts for their tips.
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
Here’s how some researchers and educators are giving prospective students and the public a window into their labs.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
Open Letter
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
Joseph Graves, Erich D. Jarvis | Jun 19, 2020
What we can and must do to make science more equitable.
Meet the Autistic Scientists Redefining Autism Research
Meet the Autistic Scientists Redefining Autism Research
Rachel Nuwer | Jun 11, 2020
Growing ranks of researchers on the spectrum are overcoming barriers—from neurotypical bias to sensory sensitivities—to shape autism science.
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
Diana Kwon | Jun 4, 2020
Many colleges and universities across the US have lost millions of dollars in revenue due to COVID-19.
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2020
Early career researchers face unique challenges when a senior collaborator becomes embroiled in allegations of scientific malpractice.
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
Ashley Yeager | May 28, 2020
Administration officials and lawmakers say the move is to shore up national security threats, but university professors argue such cancellations represent targeted discrimination.
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Steven Wiley | May 19, 2020
Among the disruptions and pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are dealing with a sudden halt in in-person interactions.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Emma Yasinski | May 13, 2020
PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Students Stand Up for Sub-Contracted Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Students Stand Up for Sub-Contracted Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Amy Schleunes | May 1, 2020
At universities across the US, student-led efforts to achieve protection for custodial, food service, and other vendors’ employees have been met with mixed levels of success.
The Pandemic’s Effects on Recruiting International STEM Trainees
The Pandemic’s Effects on Recruiting International STEM Trainees
Abby Olena | Apr 29, 2020
The closure of visa offices, travel and immigration restrictions, and general anxiety create barriers for the international graduate students and postdocs who play a huge role in research in the United States.
Neurobiologist and Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy Dies
Neurobiologist and Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy Dies
Amy Schleunes | Apr 23, 2020
Kennedy, who succumbed to COVID-19, served as commissioner of the FDA and editor-in-chief of Science, and is credited with helping to transform Stanford into a top research university.
Furloughs and Pay Cuts Announced for U of Arizona Employees
Furloughs and Pay Cuts Announced for U of Arizona Employees
Amy Schleunes | Apr 20, 2020
The measures are an attempt to mitigate an “extreme financial crisis” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the university says.
Opinion: Redefining Productivity in the Age of COVID-19
Opinion: Redefining Productivity in the Age of COVID-19
Sadye Paez, Erich Jarvis | Apr 16, 2020
We mourned the closing of our lab. But then we got back to work—finding the balance between scholarly relevance and adapting to life in a world of new social norms.
How Scientists Can Volunteer to Help Fight COVID-19
How Scientists Can Volunteer to Help Fight COVID-19
Emma Yasinski | Apr 13, 2020
Researchers are offering tools, equipment, time, and expertise to help alleviate COVID-19 suffering. Here’s how you can chip in.
Geneticist Drops Out of New Role After Allegations of Gender Bias
Geneticist Drops Out of New Role After Allegations of Gender Bias
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2020
Constantine Stratakis, who was due to lead an institute at McGill University Health Centre, was the subject of eight equal employment opportunity complaints at his last job at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Opinion: Lab Work Under Isolation
Opinion: Lab Work Under Isolation
Kate Adamala | Apr 9, 2020
Here’s how my group put our research on pause and how we’ve continued our work from home.
Saudi Arabian Universities Push to Recruit Women Faculty
Saudi Arabian Universities Push to Recruit Women Faculty
Andy Tay | Apr 5, 2020
In the kingdom’s mostly gender segregated education system, expanding department offerings to female students means needing to hire women professors—a scarcity in STEM fields in Saudi Arabia.