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Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate
The Middlebury College neuroscientist explores enzymes that affect brain cell development and neurodegeneration.
Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate
Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate

The Middlebury College neuroscientist explores enzymes that affect brain cell development and neurodegeneration.

The Middlebury College neuroscientist explores enzymes that affect brain cell development and neurodegeneration.

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Columbia University Student Strike Ends with Tentative Deal
Catherine Offord | Jan 10, 2022 | 2 min read
In a contract that still needs to be ratified by union members, the university has agreed to boost student pay and allow for independent arbitration in cases of alleged misconduct and discrimination.
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HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM
Chloe Tenn | Nov 23, 2021 | 5+ min read
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.
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How Brexit Is Transforming the UK’s STEM Community
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2021 | 5+ min read
Scientists face the ramifications of the country’s departure from the European Union, from delays in laboratory supplies to difficulties hiring international students and faculty.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
Abby Olena | Dec 23, 2020 | 5 min read
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020 | 4 min read
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
Abby Olena | Jul 1, 2020 | 5+ min read
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 | 5+ min read
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 | 1 min read
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
Abby Olena | Apr 29, 2020 | 5+ min read
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
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2018 | 2 min read
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
Nancy Stamp | Sep 2, 2017 | 4 min read
Overseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education. 
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Lynn Yang | Nov 15, 2016 | 3 min read
Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.
Memorial Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015 | 5 min read
Texas Tech undergraduate students band together to conduct research in remembrance of a classmate.
Recession Boosts STEM Enrollment
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 8, 2014 | 1 min read
Undergraduate students are more likely to enroll in engineering and biology since the last economic downturn, a survey finds.