Designed to encourage and facilitate students' critical thinking skills, curiosity, and understanding of different science careers, this work presents a wide range of engaging real-life stories from successful and dedicated science professionals from diverse scientific disciplines. Providing a comprehensive overview of science careers and highlighting the skills needed for success, the author has designed this guide specifically to prepare high school, undergraduate and graduate students for the multiple roles they will encounter as science professionals upon graduation. Offering a thoughtful fusion of experiences, wisdom, commentaries, and practical advice for students as they consider a career in the sciences, this resource details specific strategies and crucial information that are most appropriate for a successful science career.
Lawrence O. Flowers is a doctoral candidate in the department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He is a member of several national professional organizations including the National Science Teachers Association and the American Society for Microbiology.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Contributors Part 5 Chapter 1: Introduction Part 6 Chapter 2: Science Careers: Statistical Exploration Part 7 Chapter 3: Personal Accounts from the Experts Chapter 8 Biochemical Engineering Chapter 9 Biotechnology Chapter 10 Engineering Chapter 11 Genetics Chapter 12 Geology Chapter 13 Medical Technology Chapter 14 Microbiology Chapter 15 Molecular Biology Chapter 16 Nursing Chapter 17 Pharmacy Chapter 18 Physics Chapter 19 Virology Part 20 Chapter 4: Science Careers: Additional Resources Part 21 Index Part 22 About the Editor