—2003 Starting Salary Survey “Full-time work was harder to find for 2002-03 chemistry graduates” Chemists who graduated during the 2002–03 academic year can be congratulated for their accomplishment, but not for their timing. Last fall, they entered a job market that was still softened by a persistent inability of the economy--which has been growing in gross domestic product terms since late 2001--to consistently generate jobs in significant numbers. This decoupling of economic growth from jobs growth was reflected in fewer full-time permanent jobs for chemistry graduates. It was also related to a spotty starting salary performance compared with the previous two graduating classes. According to the latest annual American Chemical Society survey of the starting salaries and employment status of chemistry graduates, the median salary of inexperienced 2002–03 Ph.D. graduates was $63,300.
by MICHAEL HEYLIN, C&EN WASHINGTON | April 19, 2004
Results indicate that chemists who graduated between July 2004 and June 2005 and had full-time jobs by early October had higher salaries than did those who graduated and found employment one year earlier. In current dollars, the median salary of inexperienced bachelor's graduates increased from $32,500 for the 2004 class to $35,000 for 2005 graduates. The gain for master's graduates was from $43,600 to $45,000, and for new Ph.D.s, from $65,000 to $72,400. Inexperienced graduates are those with fewer than 12 months of technical work experience prior to graduation. When inflation is taken into account, however, the median starting salaries for 2005 graduates at all degree levels were still below what they had been for 2000 graduates.
by Michael Heylin | August 07, 2006
—Opening Up About Stress In Graduate School “Graduate students and professors talk about how the pressures of graduate school affect mental health” Like many graduate students, Karen Chiang entered her Ph.D. program full of enthusiasm, and she looked forward to earning her scientific wings. But instead, graduate school became associated with some of the lowest points in her life, because of the overwhelming stress and self-doubt she experienced.
by Linda Wang | September 14, 2015
—ORGANIC GRADUATE FELLOWS ANNOUNCED “” The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has announced its annual fellowship awards to outstanding third- and fourth-year graduate students in organic chemistry. Awardees are selected by an independent committee on the basis of their research accomplishments and a short original essay.
November 29, 2004
—Organic Graduate Research Symposium “” The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is hosting its 2015 Graduate Research Symposium on July 23–26 at St. Edward’s University, in Austin, Texas. The symposium provides an opportunity for 50–75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, funding agencies, and publishers.
by Linda Wang | March 23, 2015
—Graduate students are 6 times as likely to be anxious or depressed than general population, study says “” /articles/96/i12/Graduate-students-6-times-likely.html 20180319 Concentrates 96 12 /magazine/96/09612.html Graduate students are 6 times as likely to be anxious or depressed than general population, study says Graduate school, Graduate education, mental health, anxiety, depression con govpol environment Graduate students are 6 times as likely to be anxious or depressed than general population, study says Chemical & Engineering News Graduate students are 6 times as likely to be anxious or depressed than general population, study says Graduate students are 6 times as likely to be anxious or depressed than general population, study says
March 19, 2018
—Register for the DOC Graduate Research Symposium “” The 2016 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) will be held at Bryn Mawr College on July 28–31. The symposium provides an opportunity for 50–75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue.
by Linda Wang | May 09, 2016
—More graduates enrolling in science and engineering “” The number of graduate students enrolled in science and engineering programs at U.S. colleges and universities hit an all-time high of 455,355 in 2002, according to an NSF report released in June. The report includes breakdowns of the science and engineering enrollment data by discipline, sex, ethnicity, and citizenship. For example, the data show that the number of chemistry graduate students in 2002 increased 3.7% from 2001 to 19,046, while the number of chemical engineering graduate students increased 7.2% to 7,414. Growth was also found in the number of women and the number of underrepresented minorities enrolled in science and engineering fields.
July 05, 2004
“I know that if this were to pass, I would have to drop out of graduate school because I wouldn’t be able to afford it,” Rodriguez says. Currently, stipends that cover tuition are tax-free for graduate students. But that would change under the tax reform bill that the U.S. House of Representatives passed in November. It could mean thousands of dollars in extra taxes for graduate students, most of whom make less than $30,000 a year. The Senate version of the measure currently keeps tuition waivers for graduate students tax-free, but the bill is still under negotiation. “That is part of the reason that we wanted to escalate to a larger action across the country,” says Jack Nicoludis, a chemistry graduate student who helped plan the action at Harvard University.
by Andrea Widener | November 30, 2017