Project SEED student having a sweet summer
Jun30

Project SEED student having a sweet summer

One of the lovely pleasures I have as a prof is serving as principal investigator of a NIH-funded program to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue doctoral training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. As one aim of the project to encourage student writing skills and engagement with the public and scientific communities, we keep a blog over at the Scientopia network, NCCU Eagles RISE, to chronicle the...

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Go. Dream. Read.

I thought I’d get a real blogpost up before getting on a plane to Chicago today. Alas, not. In the meantime, have you been reading the Just Another Electron Pusher blog across the masthead here at CENtral Science? You must. Seriously. Since Leigh Krietsch Boerner left us for greener pastures, Christine Herman and Glen Ernst have been destroying it like a boss. Go do this dream exercise as Christine suggests. And do play the...

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More on LGBT in the workplace
Jun26

More on LGBT in the workplace

Well, I sure picked a great week to revisit Linda Wang’s feature in the May 23rd issue of C&EN. Just in time for our Diversity in Science blog carnival focused on LGBT issues in the STEM disciplines, New York became the most populous state to legalize same-sex marriage. The second bit of news this week is a report released by the Center for Work-Life Policy on “the loss to individuals and to the bottom line when...

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On being a teenager with high-powered science & medicine parents

Yes, folks, today we have a major exclusive – what I believe is the first interview with Monica Berg, daughter of outgoing National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Director, Jeremy Berg, PhD, and breast cancer imaging expert, Wendie Berg, MD, PhD. A little background: we wrote about Dr. Berg back in April after he had received a 2011 American Chemical Society Public Service Award in a ceremony on Capitol Hill...

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“Alex, I’ll take ‘Public Chemistry Literacy’ for $1,000″
Jun21

“Alex, I’ll take ‘Public Chemistry Literacy’ for $1,000″

Trebeck: “Okay, Public Chemistry Literacy for $1,000. . .” “The answer is, ‘Absolutely nothing.’” Ding! Contestant: What things on Planet Earth are “chemical-free”? Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Tonight in the United States (and maybe even in Canada), the legendary game show, Jeopardy!, will be dedicated to questions on chemistry in celebration of 2011 as the International...

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