Monthly Archives: April 2012

Science Magazine on personal interdisciplinary challenges

“Perspective: Troubled by Interdisciplinarity?”

Do program managers and senior faculty tell you “that idea is not really in my bailiwick, and I’m not sure where else to send you”? Do you spend more time choosing a publication venue than writing your paper? Are you asked to be on committees and panels to provide a “fresh perspective” — and then told you spend too much time on service? Is your e-mail full of correspondence about how to handle overhead, subawards, and subcontracts on collaborative proposals? … continue reading

A very IDR article on

“How IBM’s Big Data Guy Found A Career In Chaos”

Charlie Schick, 46, is IBM’s Worldwide Director of Marketing, Big Data, Health Care, and Life Sciences, taps skills as a molecular biologist, a tech journalist, a marketer, and more… continue reading