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    Ice Art

    Kids, make a colorful ice sculpture while learning about freezing point depression. All you need is ice, salt, and food coloring! You can use any type of salt. Coarse versions like rock salt or sea salt work great, as does the finer-grained table salt (all of these are sodium chloride, NaCl). You ...

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    The Chemical Bulletin - September 2014

    Downloadable Newsletter Click here to download The Chemical Bulletin for 2014 September

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    Ms. Stephanie Kwolek, a Lady to Remember

    “I seem to see things that other people do not see.” These are the words of Ms. Stephanie Kwolek, a DuPont chemist, who recently passed away on June 18, 2014 at the age of 90. Ms. Kwolek’s pioneering spirit and enthusiasm for science, and in particular, chemistry, made her a cham...

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    Dr. Kristin Bowman-James

    September 2006: Dr. Kristin Bowman-James is currently the Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and is Project Director of Kansas NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Kristin has been at the University of Kansas for 31 years and is cu...

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    Jeanette Gecsy Grasselli Brown

    October 2008: Jeanette Gecsy Grasselli Brown, prominent analytical chemist, successful infrared and Raman spectroscopist, world renowned authority on its applications, and excellent laboratory manager, was inspired by her high school chemistry teacher to secure an education in chemistry. She &ldquo...

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    Margaret (Marge) Cavanaugh

    November 2006: Dr. Margaret (Marge) Cavanaugh is currently the Deputy Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia. Marge has been at NSF for 17 years. She enjoys interacting with the many people who work and visit NSF and especially mentoring t...

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    Dr. Lin X. Chen

    March 2005: Dr. Lin X. Chen and I have worked in the same corridor for more than 15 years. While not in the same research group, we are well aware of each other's projects and have even co-organized a symposium at Argonne together (on in situ methods). Her research is fascinating and her work ethic...

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    Dr. Gerty Cori

    September 2004: The implications for the work of Gerty and Carl Cori on carbohydrate metabolism are so well known in our culture that any normal jock can tell you the importance of carbohydrates in the generation of energy in the mammalian body. The names Gerty and Carl Cori and the term Glucose-1...

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    Dr. Edith Marie Flanigen

    May 2005: The month of May is when the Chicago Section presents the Gibbs medal for achievements in chemistry. As many of you already know, a jury of 12 highly qualified scientists chooses the award winner. A number of years ago, one of the jury members was Edith Flanigen. I thought it would be app...

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    Rosalind Elise Franklin

    January 2005: Nearly a half a century ago, scientists were racing to discover the secret of life. A leader in this endeavor was Rosalind Franklin, a young, outstanding British researcher who was working on DNA. She discovered enough information about DNA to provide the basis for an explanation of h...

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