The need for retention of undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines is well documented and is impacting the availability of qualified individuals for the workforce, graduate education, and the professoriate.
September 17-21, the Society of Toxicology’s Postdoctoral Assembly PDA) will join groups of postdocs across the country in celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Officially recognized by Congress in 2010, the event is promoted through the National Postdoctoral Association.
One of my favorite hobbies is introducing kids to science in fun and interactive ways.More recently, as the K-12 Subcommittee Chair for the Society of Toxicology (SOT), I have had the opportunity to introduce kids across the country to toxicology as something more than just the study of poisons.
CEd-Tox, the SOT online continuing education program, now allows users to search for courses by course topic, title, course year, or speaker name. Six courses from the 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco are now available.
Leaders on both sides of the aisle and in both Houses of Congress have tentatively agreed to enact a six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government going until March 2013.