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    Henrietta Swan Leavitt

    October 2006: A Star of the Brightest Magnitude 1902 was not a year that provided much opportunity for a woman with a good mind and a gift for science, particularly not a deaf woman. Deafness closed the door on two of the professions open to her gender: teacher or nurse. However, Edward Charles Pi...

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    Dr. Ann Nalley

    October 2007: Dr. Ann Nalley is currently a Professor of Chemistry in the Physical Science Department at Cameron University, a position that she has held since 1969. Before coming to Cameron she taught high school chemistry and mathematics at Muskogee High School. She has held positions as a visiti...

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    Susan V. Olesik

    November 2008: Unlike many prominent chemists who cite the influence of their high school chemistry teacher in stimulating their interest in science, Susan Olesik was inspired by her peers who wore distinctive decorations indicating they were members of an honor society. That caused her to focus on...

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    Susan Shih

    June, 2004: School: College of DuPageTitle: Professor of ChemistryEducation: Rosemont College – ABOhio State University – MS I chose chemistry for a number of reasons, the primary one being that I enjoyed it. I had a female chemistry teacher in high school, my mother had a degree in ch...

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    Linda Brazdil

    June, 2004: School: Prairie Crossing Charter School (previously at Illinois Math and Science Academy) Title: DirectorEducation: Notre Dame College of Ohio – BSCase Western Reserve University – MS and PhD In high school I was fascinated with chemistry because it helped to explain how an...

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    Dr. Alanah Fitch

    June, 2004: School: Loyola University of ChicagoTitle: Professor of ChemistryEducation: Antioch College – BA in Cultural AnthropologyUniversity of Arizona – MS in Soil FertilityUniversity of Illinois UC – PhD in Agronomy (Soil Chemistry)University of Wisconsin, Madison – pos...

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    Dr. Ka Yee C. Lee

    May, 2004: Dr. Ka Yee Lee of the University of Chicago was interviewed by Margaret Stowell Levenberg including questions suggested by Dr. Connie Jeffery of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lee was born in Hong Kong, graduated from Brown University in 1986, and earned a Ph.D. in applied ph...

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    Kool-Aid® Powder Chemistry

    Kids, can you make a fizzy reaction without using vinegar? Yes you can! There are many experiments where the trick is to mix baking soda with vinegar, creating carbon dioxide fizzy gas and water. But if you don't happen to have vinegar around, here is another way to, for example, make that scienc...

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    The Chemical Bulletin - June 2014

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

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    Honeycomb Candy - Cooking with CO2

    Kids, honeycomb candy is easy to make and has an interesting texture that is caused by carbon dioxide bubbles trapped inside it. The carbon dioxide is produced when baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is added to a hot simple syrup. The bubbles in the candy make it light and give it a honeycomb appeara...

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