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Science Policy Around the Web – June 7, 2012

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By: Rebecca Cerio

Our weekly linkpost, bringing you interesting and informative links on science policy issues buzzing about the internet.


Two Reports and the Worlds They Made
– In a lovely historical tour through two documents that have shaped the current MD and PhD job markets, Beryl Lieff Benderly points out that supply and demand applies to job markets as well as economic ones. (via Science)

What does ‘safe’ mean when we’re talking about chemicals? – Double X Science has an excellent post about exactly what it says in the title:   a nice discussion of what we mean by “safe” when it comes to the everyday chemicals in our environment (such as, yes, the insidious dihydrogen monoxide).

Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Grew Substantially in the Past Decade – Kelly Kang from the National Science Foundation outlines the record-breaking numbers of graduate students in science, engineering, and math programs.  Is this a step towards providing America with the high-tech workforce that politicians always ask for, or an increasing problem for the graduates themselves (check out section 4 starting on page 18 for the gist)?
Found an interesting science policy link?  Share it in the comments!

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June 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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