Science Policy

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Reineke Pohlhaus

So you want to be a Science Writer? Some Things you should know

At the 2011 Annual AAAS Meeting, I went to a seminar called “Media Unbounded: What Comes Next.”  It was a very interesting topic, especially for anyone considering the field of scientific journalism.  Here are some highlights from the session:1.    Audiences are not fleeing t...


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Reineke Pohlhaus

5 New Years’ Resolutions for Finding your New Career

Well, it’s the new year.  Do you have any resolutions? If your resolution is to determine your future career, here are a few places to start.


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Reineke Pohlhaus

How to earn $4500 while preparing for your future career

No, this is not one of those infomercials… you can actually get real-world experience and get paid for it!  No gimmicks – just an application process.


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Reineke Pohlhaus

The Secret to Career Planning

I found this graphic on Simon Kemp’s Google + page recently and it is fantastic. He calls it “career planning in 60 seconds” and I think he is right.  You can easily place your current job on the Venn diagram and figure out what tweaks you need to get to the #WIN.  I’m happy to rep...


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Reineke Pohlhaus

How and when to ask for a raise

Responding to a reader’s request, I’m blogging today about how and when to ask for a raise.  How: The most important thing to remember when asking for a raise is to be prepared. Know your accomplishments, and know your worth.


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Reineke Pohlhaus

Five tips for a great performance review

The closest thing most grad students and postdocs have to a performance review is the committee meeting. But most organizations hold yearly reviews. Since we are coming to the end of the fiscal year, I’m getting ready to meet with my direct reports to review their accomplishments over the past yea...


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Reineke Pohlhaus

Is there a PhD problem in the United States?

This is an interesting question, but it is not the first time in recent history that folks have been asking it. Here are a few other related questions that have been floating around: Is PhD supply greater than demand?  Is the Federal government providing enough support to maintain research capa...


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Reineke Pohlhaus

Top 5 Elements Needed for a Productive Doctoral Education

International competition, limitations of the domestic talent pool, and the current state of economic distress all bring into question whether the doctoral programs of today will be sustained so that the US remains the premier location for doctoral education.  What do schools need to do to prov...


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Reineke Pohlhaus

Trends in Federal Funding for R&D

At the recent AAAS Science & Technology Policy Forum, Patrick Clemins, Director of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program, discussed R&D in the FY2012 Government budget.  He opened with the interesting observation that the most popular news items in last month’s Washington Post we...


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Reineke Pohlhaus

What does the Census have to do with Public Policy?

Robert Groves, Director of the US Census Bureau recently spoke at the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Forum, on the demographic patterns that drive public policy decisions.  It was a great presentation with lots of figures.  He had five main points: 1. US population growth rate is de...