SACNAS News Magazine - Winter/Spring 2014
The SACNAS News showcases the science and diversity of SACNAS members while sharing their research, stories, and experiences. Each issue of the bi-annual digital publication features in-depth coverage of current issues within the scientific community, celebrates the achievements and contributions of our members, and provides resources for academic and professional development. Written by and about SACNAS scientists, the SACNAS News is truly the voice of the SACNISTA movement.
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Winter/Spring, Volume 16, No. 2
From Summer Research Participant to Graduate School Contender
By C. Gita Bosch, PhD
Summer research programs 101 - everything you need to know to succeed...Continue reading.
Managing the Dissertation Process
By Roberta Pokphanh, PhD
If it doesn't stink or pose a health hazard, do not clean it....and more advice on how to tame the dissertation beast. Continue reading.
Peer Review as Scientific Community Dialogue
By Ernesto Muñoz, PhD
Peer review demystified....Continue reading.
In Every Issue
Science Policy/Op-Ed: Online Learning: An Opportunity for Minority Serving Institutions?
By Drs. Jose Herrera, Dorothy Jones-Davis, Ann Quiroz Gates, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Marilyn Suiter
Opinion piece on what it will take to make open source learning accessible to all communities...Continue reading.
Chapter collaborations expand networks and increase professional development opportunities...Continue reading.
Two SACNISTAS weigh in on industry careers...Continue reading.
Celebrate the new generation of talent! Meet the latest PhDs of SACNAS.
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