The end of the year is the time that I sit down and plan my giving list to support grassroots science and education initiatives. I hope you will also consider adopting this tradition. Read my article "The giving list: supporting science with annual donations" in the ASBMB Today magazine for ideas on who to include on your list.
You can read my latest career insights article "Beyond the Bench: Taking Your Career to the Next Level" in the October 2014 issue of Lab Manager Magazine. The article features practical advice from three ambitious science professionals on how to keep your career moving forward and upward.
My recent career insights article for ASBMB Today, the membership magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is now available online. Check out “Quick guide to career fairs” to learn how to make the most of in-person and virtual career fairs, featuring advice on how to find career fairs and a prep guide.
Lately, a massive debate has been ongoing on the issue of whether there is a shortage of science and engineering graduates prepared for the labor market or if this is a complete myth. Overall, it looks like it depends on how you count your numbers to form a conclusion on the topic. One thing that does seem clear is that the number of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related jobs fluctuate with market demands, thus the need for skilled for workers in specific fields can change over time.
This week has been Teacher Appreciation Week, a time that I reflect on those special teachers and mentors who helped me along the way. Consider dropping a note (or tweet at #thankateacher) to your favorite teacher or mentor to let them know how much they helped you in your schooling or career. You can also make a donation to a K-12 classroom teacher on DonorsChoose.org in honor of that person.