2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words

The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.

The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.

Undergraduate
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
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
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.
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.
Male LGBQ Students More Likely to Leave STEM Majors Than Their Heterosexual Peers: Study
Male LGBQ Students More Likely to Leave STEM Majors Than Their Heterosexual Peers: Study
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2018
Women who identified as sexual minorities, however, were more likely to remain in a STEM field.
Opinion: The Sweet Spot on the Teaching-Research Continuum
Opinion: The Sweet Spot on the Teaching-Research Continuum
Nancy Stamp | Sep 2, 2017
Overseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education. 
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.
Memorial Research
Memorial Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
Texas Tech undergraduate students band together to conduct research in remembrance of a classmate.
Recession Boosts STEM Enrollment
Recession Boosts STEM Enrollment
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 8, 2014
Undergraduate students are more likely to enroll in engineering and biology since the last economic downturn, a survey finds.