Washington, DC - Today in Taking Measure we asked 2016 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recipient Adam Creuziger a few questions about his life and work. Adam was recognized for his impact on U.S. automobile manufacturing because of his expertise in the measurement and analysis of materials being evaluated for lightweighting vehicles.

Sacramento, California - Aubrey Fletcher knew she wanted to work on a dairy farm ever since she was a little girl.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State opened today the fellowship application period for the next round of the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP), which aims to build networks to promote foreign affairs career opportunities for veterans. This announcement is made as part of Global Partnerships Week, March 7–13, 2016.

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.

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.

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.