Los Angeles, California - The importance of quality mentorships is one of eight key recommendations in a new Luskin Center for Innovation report about strategies for increasing diversity and retaining women in high-tech careers.

As happens with most every metrologist I know, I fell into metrology (the science of measurement) quite by accident. My degree was in chemical engineering, and I was probing the world around me to see what kind of work was out there for someone with my skills and interests. I learned of an upcoming vacancy in a metrology laboratory at the state of Minnesota’s Weights and Measures Division and scheduled a visit, even though I didn’t know what a metrology lab was.

Durham, North Carolina - The job market is luring more physician assistants, or PAs, to jobs in specialty care rather than primary care practices such as family medicine and general pediatrics, according to new research from Duke Health.

Millington, Tennessee - Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) is conducting the next installment of its Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over Facebook.

Washington, DC - For the first time this century, the number of psychology internships was greater than the number of graduate students who applied for them, an indication that the American Psychological Association’s $3 million stimulus to help alleviate this imbalance is working.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced a joint agreement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to increase employment opportunities in the agricultural sector for military veterans and their spouses.