SACNAS News Magazine - Winter/Spring 2013

Winter/Spring 2013, Vol. 15, No. 2

Feature Articles

451 Fixing the Leaky Faucet: A Discussion on Women of Color in STEM…with Children
By Caryl Ann Becerra, PhD
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...the least-talked-about challenge is the impact of the early years of child rearing to one’s professional advancement and aspirations, especially for minority women in STEM. In this article, I hope to call attention to the need to include cultural perspectives on having children to the recruitment and retention of minority women in STEM. Continue reading...


452 Shifting Roles, Shifting Research: Collaborative Genetic Studies with Indigenous Communities
By Sally Lehrman
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Around the time the Human Genome Project began, members of the Havasupai Tribe gave permission for Arizona State University to collect blood samples in order to study the diabetes epidemic in their community. Later, the tribe learned that their samples had been shared with other research teams without their permission. Continue reading...



SACNAS Scientists at the Table: Profiles of Emerging Policy Leaders
By Alaina G. Levine
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Dr. Frances Colón sees science as a diplomatic tool. As a Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Colón has worked with the State Department around the world helping to establish programs that involved hands-on learning experiences. Continue reading...


457 Selecting Your Dissertation Mentor in the Sciences
By C Gita Bosch, PhD
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Strongest advocate. Strongest critic. This is the ideal dissertation mentor—the most significant individual who impacts your experience and success in graduate school. The right dissertation mentor becomes a close friend and colleague, a relationship that lasts a lifetime. A positive mentoring experience will prepare you to become an effective mentor to future trainees, regardless of your chosen career path. Continue reading...


In Every Issue

449 Policy Report: Congressional Committees & Science Policy
By Yándary Zavala, SACNAS Science Policy Associate
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Congressional committees play a pivotal role in the formulation of science policy. To help us better understand the function of these committees, and to trace the channels through which your research, fellowship, or internship monies come, I spoke with staff from the offices of two Members of Congress: Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM). Continue reading...


456 Chapter Resources: San Jose City College SACNAS Chapter: Creating Leaders One Member at a Time
By Klayre Guzman and Jose Antonio Cabrera, PhD
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The idea of a SACNAS chapter at SJCC began in summer 2010 as an intangible idea shared between a few faculty members and students. The need for the development of an environment where students in STEM majors could share ideas, support one another, and allow the development of creative thinking was apparent. Continue reading...


458 Scientists in Action: Q&A
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Question: Innovation is the buzz word these days in the science world. How do you keep your juices flowing so that you are developing innovative, exciting, cutting-edge ideas that will get funded? Hear from three SACNAS scientists at different career stages. Continue reading...


453 Meet the New PhDs of SACNAS
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Celebrate the accomplishments of the newest PhD at SACNAS, Dr. Raquel Suro. Continue reading...




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Read Previous Issues of SACNAS News

SACNAS News - Summer/Fall 2012
Building Confidence - Summer/Fall 2011
Social Networking and Web 2.0 Tools in the Scientific Community - Winter/Spring 2011
Transformation to a Scientific Attitude - Summer/Fall 2010


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Published date: 
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013