Table of Contents:


General topics:

 Women in the workplace:

Career advancement:


Challenges: living & working in Boulder:


Dual career couples

Trends in scientific careers:

  • Data Science
  • Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2011
  • NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES): The NSF division responsible for the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective data on the science and engineering enterprise.
    • Research and development
    • The science and engineering workforce
    • U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering, technology, and R&D
    • The condition and progress of STEM education in the United States
  • Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: The NSF-NIH[1] Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) is an annual survey of all academic institutions in the United States granting research-based master's degrees or doctorates in science, engineering, or selected health (SEH) fields. The GSS provides data on the number and characteristics of graduate students, postdoctoral (postdoc) appointees, and doctorate-holding nonfaculty researchers in SEH fields. NSF uses the results of this survey to assess shifts in graduate enrollment and postdoc appointments and trends in financial support. 
  •  NCSES Report: Two Decades of Increasing Diversity More than Doubled the Number of Minority Graduate Students in Science and Engineering
  • Science Careers site from the Journal of Science
  • National Academies reports on Careers in Science:   The National Academies have published several reports related to career planning, including a series of publications ranking U.S. doctoral programs in several different disciplines. Other topics include scientific ethics and the experiences of women in science, engineering and medicine.
  • National Academies Board on Higher Education and Workforce:At the National Academies, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) provides policymakers, business executives, and academic leaders with insights and recommendations on critical higher education and science and engineering workforce issues facing the nation. 
  • Challenges of Our Changing Atmosphere – Careers in Atmospheric Research and Applied MeteorologyThe original booklet was produced under the direction of a committee chaired by Warren M. Washington that included Werner A. Baum, Todd Glickman, Ronald D. McPherson, and Pamela Stephens, with input from a large number of AMS members. Henry Lansford, a science writer and communication consultant based in Boulder, Colorado, wrote the booklet and supervised its design and production. It was designed and produced by Michael Shibao of the Graphic Services group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation. It was reproduced in electronic format for the World Wide Web by staff of the American Meteorological Society.
  • "Unemployment among doctoral scientists and engineers remained below the national average in 2008" research article from NSF web site.


Family Friendly Workplace:


Outreach to Communities:


Understanding Disabilities in the Workplace:


Organization Diversity Reports