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Invitation: Participate in the ACS PRES Symposium on Chemical Employment

Many articles in the Capital Chemist have focused on the challenge of employment and careers. Incoming ACS President Donna Nelson has instituted a Task Force to look into exactly that issue. Recently, President-Elect Nelson reached out to the Capital Chemist with the following invitation to participate in an upcoming symposium on chemical employment. I encourage anyone with interest to participate! […]

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What Can You Do With Your Chemistry Degree?

Contributed by Dr. Ajay Mallia On August 1, 2015, CSW’s Project SEED and Education committees organized a career seminar for CSW’s Project SEED fellows. The Project SEED program provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged high school students to do summer internships in chemistry-related research programs under the supervision of a mentor. The2015 fellows and their parents were invited to this seminar on […]

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Benches and Lab Notebooks: Life as a Research Chemist

When most people picture a chemist, they think of a man with crazy hair, wearing a white lab coat and safety glasses, carefully preparing solutions in volumetric flasks, and poring over data. Other than being female and having rather boring hair, I fit nicely within that stereotype. I currently work as a bench analytical chemist, analyzing materials that range from […]

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Scientific Identity in an Alternative Career Path

What do you call a scientist who isn’t a scientist? *** Ask any Regular Jane off the street what they picture when they picture a scientist and they’ll likely say one of two things: a white lab coat or Albert Einstein. It’s a very common perspective, but it’s also increasingly inaccurate. For years now, there has been a slowly-ramping crisis […]

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Majoring in Chemistry: What’s Next?

If you’re interested in securing a career after graduation, you’ve already taken the first important step. Majoring in Chemistry or a related fields positions you to enter a dynamic and diverse career field. Whether you are interested in academia, industry, government or elsewhere, you have both options and opportunities. In fact, in 2014, the American Chemical Society reported that the […]

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