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.

science education
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.
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.
Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
John D. Loike, 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.
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Andrea Anton, Francisca C. Garcia, 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.
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Is Mandatory Retirement the Answer to an Aging Workforce?
Is Mandatory Retirement the Answer to an Aging Workforce?
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2019
For many, it’s not a question of when senior academics should leave their posts, it’s about how to distribute scarce resources such as grants and faculty positions more fairly.
Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education
Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education
Catherine Offord | May 25, 2018
Proposed changes to the state’s school science standards would emphasize that parts of the theory are “not proven.”
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2017
March for Science, Trumping the EPA, the French election, and more
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Lynn Yang | Nov 15, 2016
Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.
Biotech Sponsors Science Competition
Biotech Sponsors Science Competition
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals takes over from Intel as the sponsor of the Science Talent Search.
Making the Most of School
Making the Most of School
Viviane Callier | May 1, 2016
Agencies and institutions strive to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for futures in academia and beyond.
Scientific Literacy Redefined
Scientific Literacy Redefined
Cynthia Brandenburg | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.
Chat With Charlie
Chat With Charlie
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2016
See a preview of the app that lets you ask questions of a virtual Charles Darwin.
Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun
Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun
Tracy Vence | Jan 29, 2016
With a card game, researchers make light of the “wacky aspects of scientific research.”
Ready, Willing, and Able
Ready, Willing, and Able
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers with disabilities are making their fields more accessible.
Science Survey Results Mixed
Science Survey Results Mixed
Karen Zusi | Sep 11, 2015
The Pew Research Center finds substantial differences in US adults’ knowledge of physical science.
Opinion: Experiences of an Itinerant Scientist
Opinion: Experiences of an Itinerant Scientist
Sumantra Chatterjee | Jul 14, 2015
What I’ve learned doing science in three different countries 
New Look at the Leaky Pipeline
New Look at the Leaky Pipeline
Bob Grant | Feb 20, 2015
Academic science no longer loses more women than men, a study shows; STEM fields are losing male and female PhDs equally.