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November 25, 2002

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK 2003

Sluggish economy means a tight market for chemists seeking jobs, but C&EN offers interviewing tips, career-planning resources, and a guide to health insurance. Meanwhile, salaries continue strong gains.

GRADUATE EDUCATION AND BEYOND

For those who want a career in academia, C&EN offers advice on choosing a graduate school, mentoring, writing a successful tenure-track application, and running a research lab.

November 18, 2002

EVALUATING TEACHERS

National Research Council tackles best ways to measure effectiveness of undergraduate instruction.

November 4, 2002

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY EDUCATION CENTER

U.K. science venture offers websites and programs to capture hearts and minds of young students.

October 28, 2002

EDUCATION INITIATIVES

Despite the slow spread of reform, NSF funds a palette of programs for the chemistry classroom.

September 30, 2002

MIKE DOYLE

C&EN talks with the guru of undergraduate chemical research.

GRANTED

Howard Hughes Medical Institute gives out first round of grants to improve predoctoral science education.

ENGAGING STUDENTS

Chemical education conference tackles issues of attracting and retaining undergrads.

INSIGHTS

Undergraduate biology education needs an infusion of chemistry, physics, math, and computer science.

September 23, 2002

FEMALE-FRIENDLY

Professors discuss the factors that influence gaining higher percentages of women chemistry faculty.

WOMEN IN ACADEMIA

C&EN's annual scorecard shows that the number of women who are tenured or in tenure-track positions is slowly inching up.

September 16, 2002

COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM

Students learn the tools and techniques of computation and modeling with software and online educational systems.

WHAT INDUSTRY WANTS

St. Paul-based Hamline University changes its science curriculum to better prepare students for industrial employers.

September 2, 2002

AMBITION REALIZED

Bernhard Tschulnigg is the first blind student in Austria to complete experiments for an organic chemistry course.

August 26, 2002

DUKE'S FIRST-YEAR STRUGGLE

Experimental freshman chemistry course is put on hold after a frustrating launch.

July 22, 2002

SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS

University of Michigan adds advanced study in environmental sustainability to its engineering programs.

July 8, 2002

HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE

Some school districts have inverted the sequence of classes in various ways.

July 1, 2002

TEXTBOOKS

Authoring a teaching text is an arduous task undertaken for various reasons, the least of which is monetary.

May 20, 2002

DISCOVERY DAY

Ohio elementary school's guests pique children's interest in science.

April 22, 2002

UNDERGRADUATES

Educators assert growing consensus that research is a great way to attract and retain young chemists.

GREEN PH.D.

New doctoral program emphasizes designing materials and processes for minimal impact on health and environment.

March 18, 2002

LAB SAFETY

Professor's termination over safety issues raises controversy about university standards, tenure.

January 28, 2002

LIFELONG POLYMER LEARNING

University of Akron's online academy will offer K-12 programs, college degrees, online job training, and team-based research.

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