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Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary (2012)

Chemistry graduate education is under considerable pressure: pharmaceutical companies, long a major employer of synthetic organic chemists, are paring back their research divisions to reduce costs; chemical companies are opening research and development facilities in Asia rather than in the United States to take advantage of growing markets and trained workforces there; and universities, are under significant fiscal constraints that threate... More >>

The Role of the Chemical Sciences in Finding Alternatives to Critical Resources: A Workshop Summary (2012)

Critical elements, including rare earths, precious metals, and other rare elements of the periodic table, are used in essentially all electronic devices and in many other everyday applications, including catalytic converters and photovoltaic technologies. Widespread concern over their future availability led the Chemical Sciences Roundtable to convene a workshop on the role of the chemical sciences in finding alternatives to these critica... More >>

Challenges in Characterizing Small Particles: Exploring Particles from the Nano- to Microscales: A Workshop Summary (2012)

Small particles—ranging in size from about one nanometer to tens of microns—are ubiquitous in the natural and engineered worlds. They are in the air, soil, and water on Earth and at the farthest reaches of the universe. But their properties and chemical composition are little understood, restricting scientists' and engineers' ability to predict and control their applications and impacts in both natural and engineered systems. O... More >>

Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy: Molecular-Level Learning from Natural Systems: A Workshop (2012)

Could ancient microbes hold the key to making low-cost and efficient devices for future supplies of clean water? Are there patterns in protein structures that provide clues for creating artificial photosynthetic systems more robust than those found in nature? Can sulfur-loving bacteria living at the bottom of the ocean show us new ways to capture and utilize methane? These were just some of the topics explored in a workshop, held in Januar... More >>

Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informal Environments (2011)

Most Americans get their information about science from television, the Internet, and other informal venues rather than in the classroom. The chemical sciences and technology community could increase its impact on improving general chemical literacy by evaluating current approaches to informal education and learning how best to navigate both new and old media. The workshop "Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informa... More >>