Four MIT graduate students short essays were selected for publication in the January 6, 2012 issue of the journal Science under “NextGEN Voices,” a new feature that calls upon young scientists to speak up. The current issue asked the question, “How will the practice of science change in your lifetime?” and “What will improve and what new challenges will emerge?” The MIT students whose essays were selected include: Dianne Kamfonik (Civil and Environmental Engineering): Published in the journal as one of the top 13; Andrew David Warren (Health Sciences and Technology): published online as one of the top 50, Vyas Ramanan (Health Sciences and Technology) published online as one of the top 50, and Yiftach Nagar (Sloan): published online as one of the top 50. Please see: Science 6 January 2012: vol. 335 no. 6064 pp. 36-38 DOI: 10.1126/science.335.6064.36.
The second NextGen survey is now open on the question “What is your definition of a successful scientist? How has this definition changed between your mentor’s generation and your own?” Submit your own response. The submission deadline is 17 February.