Tag Archives: Christopher Avery

Travel Grants to the ACS National Meeting: Apply Now

The ACS National Meetings are a unique experience. These biannual conferences bring together a massive gathering of chemists from all over the world to discuss their research and highlight the chemical experience. The Chemical Society of Washington wants to empower you to share in that experience. To do that, CSW offers a competitive student travel award to help members participate. […]

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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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Motivated Reasoning and Science in Politics

What we feel actually changes what we see. There’s a whole branch of psychology that investigates this phenomena, and it has serious implications on science, and how science is used in policy and politics. It’s called “motivated reasoning,” and you’re probably already familiar with one version of it. Back in the 1950s, a few psychologists decided to use football as […]

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Announcing the Launch of The Capital Chemist!

Greetings and welcome to the newly launched Capital Chemist! The Chemical Society of Washington has been working for a year to bring you this resource, and I’m thrilled to announce its launch. As the Editor-in-Chief, I am very excited for this new phase of CSW, and I hope you will enjoy communicating and connecting with your fellow members as much […]

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