higher education
Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”
Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”
Tracy Vence | Apr 15, 2014
Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.
Campus Considerations
Campus Considerations
Matthew Tuthill | Mar 1, 2014
Career options and research opportunities at two-year colleges are often underappreciated.
Teaching Moments
Teaching Moments
Tracy Vence | Feb 19, 2014
Professors at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, are using retracted studies to teach biology and chemistry students about the process of science.
New School
New School
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2014
Graduate programs at the interface of quantitative and biological sciences set the stage for more interdisciplinary collaboration.
 
Former MIT President Dies
Former MIT President Dies
Abby Olena | Dec 17, 2013
Engineer and science advocate Charles Vest, who was president of MIT from 1990-2004, has passed away at age 72.
Opinion: Rethinking Scientific Evaluation
Opinion: Rethinking Scientific Evaluation
Richard Naftalin | Jul 16, 2013
Asymmetry in the Research Excellence Framework in the U.K. is a threat to basic medical sciences within British medical schools.
Million-Dollar Teaching Award
Million-Dollar Teaching Award
Kate Yandell | Mar 15, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is inviting natural science professors to apply for a grant to fund innovative undergraduate education.
Genomics 101
Genomics 101
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Dec 1, 2012
Undergraduate students delve into genomics and synthetic biology thanks to a new breed of technologically advanced courses.
A Course in Self Sequencing
A Course in Self Sequencing
Bob Grant | Oct 11, 2012
Students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine can now take a class in which they can sequence and interpret their own genomes.
House Fails STEM Bill
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2012
Legislation aimed at retaining foreign students who earn advanced science and engineering degrees in the United States is rejected by Congress.