• Higher Education and Adult Training for the Handicapped (HEATH), now renamed for Persons with Disabilities); 800/544­3284, 202/939­9320. Helps with transitions from high school to college, college to graduate school.

  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN); 800/526­7234. How persons with a disability can be accommodated in the laboratory or workplace.

  • National Information Center on Deafness; 202/451­5051. Resources for deaf and hearing-impaired students.

  • President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities; 202/376­6200; www.pcepd.gov. Excellent reference source, with liaison person in each state.


For additional material, see the bibliography in the COSEPUP guide Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond (http://www2.nas.edu/cosepup).

Doing Science

Beveridge, W.I.B. 1950. The Art of Scientific Investigation. United States: Vintage Books.

Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. 1995. On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Medawar, P.B. 1979. Advice to a Young Scientist. United States: Basic Books.

Peters, R.L. 1996. Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or a PhD. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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