Biologists Are from Mars, Chemists Are from Venus?

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 08:28 in Psychology & Sociology

UD study explores how scientists from different fields work together: "Plays well with others." That popular phrase on a T-shirt is being taken to a whole new level in higher education these days, as experts in a variety of fields increasingly must work together to address some of society's biggest challenges, from a warming planet to cancer. Steve Fifield, associate policy scientist at the University of Delaware, is leading research to uncover how scientists from different disciplines form working relationships. The findings will shed light on scientific collaboration--a process about which little is known, but much is expected.

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