There’s nothing like indulging in a great dinner and drinks with old friends :-D Thanks Laura and Holly!
I ended up getting a 77.5% in chemistry but a B in the class bc my prof rounded it up. I’m apprehensive about saying I deserve it, because I wouldn’t have given myself a B, but maybe she was comparing my effort to other people’s and saw the improvement I had made. CRASY
In any case you mustn’t confuse a single failure with a final defeat. — F. Scott Fitzgerlad (via dulcetdecember)
(Source: justfreakingrun, via just-keep-gymming)
(Source: mamasam, via lulz-time)
(Source: desolatewanderlust, via lulz-time)
Why yes, that is a Venusaur lamp. #pokemon #venusaur #lamp #badass
Example, If I increase effort spent studying, I increase moments when I feel like a genius :-D
The vinyl plastics industry: one of the biggest users of mercury in the world – Center for Health, Environment & Justice -
There are an appalling number reasons why we consider vinyl to be the most toxic plastic on the planet.
One reason that many people don’t realize is that the vinyl chemical industry is one of the biggest users of mercury in the entire world, in fact the #2 user globally, and that use has been increasing in recent years – primarily in China, where many of our vinyl plastic products come from.
Black Women, Chemistry Pioneers
African American women staked out careers in chemistry despite racial and gender discrimination
Reviewed by Sharon L. Neal
When Chemical & Engineering News asked me to write a review of “African American Women Chemists,” by Jeannette E. Brown, I qualified my acceptance: “I am biased; I want to like it,” not only because I have a vested interest in the subject matter, but because I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to bring this project to fruition.
It has been several years since I first met Brown—a retired Merck & Co. research chemist and the 2009 Glenn E. & Barbara Hodson Ullyot Scholar of the Chemical Heritage Foundation—and learned of her intention to write a book recounting the life stories of the first African American women chemists. Whenever I would see her at American Chemical Society meetings, she would mention this work and I would nod and smile.
Now I worry that while I tried to look encouraging, my skepticism about her ability to complete such a book poked through. I was skeptical not only because of the small number of African American women chemistry pioneers, but also because I doubted that their lives were sufficiently documented to support a book. I could name a few African American men who had earned Ph.D.s in chemistry and had careers of distinction before affirmative action—Percy Julian, Lloyd Ferguson, and Samuel Massie, for instance—but I couldn’t name any black women in chemistry from that time, distinguished or otherwise. As I smiled I was thinking, “A whole book on this topic is impossible. What source material can there be?”
The last time I saw Brown, she was clearly dealing with health challenges and using a scooter to get around at the ACS meeting. I was more convinced her book would remain unwritten. I should have known better, though. How could writing a book about African American women chemists be more impossible than the accomplishments that the book recounts? I should have realized that Brown’s determination to write the book taps the same well that helped drive her subjects to pursue success in science.
Keep reading: Chemical & Engineering News, April 2, 2012
This post couldn’t have shown up in my life at a better moment. I’m going to print this photo and hang it up on my mirror.