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U.S. National Committee's Young Observer Program, Aug. 6-14
IUPAC
U.S. National Committee's Young Observer Program
48th IUPAC General Assembly and 45th IUPAC Congress
Busan, South Korea
Aug. 6-14


The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a worldwide leader in advancing the chemical sciences, is holding its 48th General Assembly and its 45th Congress in Busan, South Korea.

The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC, to travel as Young Observers to South Korea. The USNC/IUPAC will provide travel fellowships of $2,500 to successful candidates.

This Young Observer Program provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in the work of IUPAC, develop an international network of scientists and engineers, and represent your U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences.
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Women falling behind in STEM bachelor's degrees
The Washington Post
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse looks at degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields and finds that the share of STEM bachelor's degrees going to women ticked down over the past decade. The biggest decline was in computer science, where women received 23 percent of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2004 and just 18 percent in 2014. On the bright side — at least for career prospects — both men and women are slightly more likely to be majoring in STEM fields today than they were in 2004; it's just that men have shown more growth than women.
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4 job search apps if you're open to being poached
Forbes
If this is the year you've decided to leave your job for another one, you might be wondering how to let other employers know without jeopardizing your current position. After all, with so much of the job search process happening online and more employers monitoring workers' digital activity, it's become harder to conduct a search on the sly.
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Study identifies common elements of STEM schools
University of Chicago via Phys.org
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics schools vary in many ways, but they share eight major common elements. So finds a nationwide study of 23 STEM schools conducted by the University of Chicago's Outlier Research & Evaluation group.
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New caucus aims to get more women, minorities into STEM
U.S. News & World Report
Despite significant strides to improve equality in business and education, women and minorities still lag significantly behind their white male colleagues in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Lawmakers and representatives from the technology industry gathered Monday on Capitol Hill to launch a new bipartisan caucus to address those issues head-on, encouraging more women and minorities to get into STEM fields and to promote equal opportunities for them.
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4 surefire ways to impress a hiring manager
Business News Daily
As any job seeker knows, the interview is usually the "make it or break it" point that determines whether you get hired. Therefore, it's crucial to be as prepared as possible and to give your potential employer a great impression. What can you do to make sure your meeting with a hiring manager goes well? Here are a few smart tips from hiring and career experts to help you ace your next job interview.
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Study: 100 percent of women of color in STEM experience bias
Fortune
At the dawn of 2015, gender bias in science, tech, engineering and math fields are pervasive, but a new University of California Hastings study finds the difficulties compound if you are a women of color. The study, led by Professor Joan Williams, a director of Hastings' Center for WorkLife Law, was based on interviews with 60 women of color in STEM and a survey of 557 women (both women of color and white women).
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How your outlook affects your job search
Fast Company
The results from a new study might be filed under "easier said than done" for those on the job hunt: Attitude matters. Researchers from University of Missouri and Lehigh University studied the habits of 120 college seniors while they looked for jobs. The ones who approached the process as a learning opportunity — called "Learning Goal Orientation" in the report — were more likely to find success in their careers. And, luckily for those not predisposed toward the sunny side, becoming learning-oriented is a skill you can ... well, learn.
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