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HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.
HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM
HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.

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MIT Unveils Program to Help Grad Students Find a New Adviser
Lisa Winter | Mar 9, 2021
Graduate student advocacy groups were central to designing the program, which provides a semester of funding if a trainee needs time to find a new mentor.
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Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
Harini Barath | Mar 5, 2021
An interactive online forum keeps Indian kids busy with science while they are stuck indoors during the pandemic.
Back to School
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2020
Many US educational institutions, from preschools to universities, are opening this fall in the midst of a global pandemic that threatens much more than our health.
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U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
Emma Yasinski | Aug 28, 2020
The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.
COVID-19 Outbreaks Occur as Students Return to Campus
Lisa Winter | Aug 18, 2020
Following a string of outbreaks, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will move to an online-only semester.
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US Bars International Students from Online-Only Learning in Fall
Lisa Winter | Jul 7, 2020
Some in-person instruction will be required to maintain a student visa, and universities must tell the US government of their plans to open by July 15.
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Abby Olena | Jul 1, 2020
Life sciences professors and other staff make contingency plans for more coronavirus-related disruptions in the coming school year.
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
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
Here’s how some researchers and educators are giving prospective students and the public a window into their labs.
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.
Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Apr 7, 2020
School shutdowns might have a relatively small effect on preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, a new meta-analysis suggests, though the preliminary data point to the need for more studies.
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Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
John D. Loike and Marian Stoltz-Loike | Mar 18, 2020
Here are the lessons we’ve learned so far about the keys to virtual science education—including what to do about lab classes.
College Class Cancellations Skyrocket Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Lisa Winter | Mar 10, 2020
Dozens of schools across 11 states have announced emergency policies to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Harvard, Yale Investigated for Undisclosed Foreign Funding
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2020
The US Department of Education is looking into allegations that the institutions failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts from other countries.
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Harvard Graduate Students on Strike
Kerry Grens | Dec 4, 2019
The students’ union and the university could not reach an agreement on salary, health benefits, and harassment protections.
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Academics in Ukraine Fighting Against Rampant Misconduct
Emil Filtenborg and Stefan Weichert | Oct 29, 2019
Plagiarism and bribery are commonplace, they say, and they’ve begun calling out lapses in scientific integrity.
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Opinion: The Nature of Social Inequalities in Great Britain
Abdel Abdellaoui and Judy Luigjes | Oct 21, 2019
Regional differences in wealth in the UK are tied to genetic variants related to education—and migration is only widening the gap.
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Andrea Anton, Francisca C. Garcia, and Maria Ll. Calleja | Jul 16, 2019
Our survey of seminars in biology and chemistry shows that women ask fewer questions than men. We propose ways to change that.
June 2019 Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2019 issue of The Scientist.