Finding mentors who help students soar

For minority students, finding mentors can be a challenge. Here’s how they can overcome barriers. By Tori DeAngelis As an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, Jeanett Castellanos, PhD, was just glad she'd made it to college. Neither of her parents—both Cuban ­refugees—had graduated from high school, and they were exuberant about [...]

The Public Doesn’t Trust Science. It’s 2017. We Need to Fix This.

by Kristin Houser on June 29, 2017 Living in a Post-Truth World In this post-truth world plagued by fake news and alternative facts, a massive divide has emerged between the science community and much of society, and the problem isn’t limited to just one issue, either. Despite scientists telling them otherwise, a significant number of people still believe genetically modified foods are unsafe to eat, others are [...]

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

Taken from Lisa Quast, Contributor You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up. While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid [...]