IYC (Bi)Weekly Round-up, 4/30-5/13

Some of the IYC happenings from 4/30-5/13: As David Kroll points out over at Terra Sigillata, commencement season has commenced. Plus, school’s almost out for summer. Undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs who might have a little spare time on their hands might consider entering Nature Chemistry‘s “In Your Element” essay competition. Submission deadline: August 1. Elsevier is also hosting an essay competition. Essayists are invited to address the following question in no more than 1,000 words: “How can chemistry contribute to solving the challenge of developing sustainable resources (water, energy, food) in the 21st century?“ Submission deadline: June 30. ACS Publications launched its “Publishing Your Research 101” video series this week. The first video features George Whitesides on the topic, “How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research”: The latest podcast in ACS’s Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions project features a new ink-like explosive...

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