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October 15, 2007

  • Modernizing Chem Engineering — Database helps chemical engineering professors inject biotechnology into undergraduate core curriculum. Read more

September 24, 2007

  • Inorganic 'Jeopardy!' — Quizzes based on the popular television game show enliven an undergraduate chemistry course. Read more

September 17, 2007

  • Chemistry Isn't Just For Majors — Professors design curricula for creating chemically conversant consumers. Read more

September 3, 2007

  • Introduction: Roads Less Taken — This year's education supplement sheds some light on the corners of education that haven't gotten much notice. Read more

  • Fellows Are An Independent Lot — Non-tenure-track research positions offer alternative career paths Read more

  • Wired For Learning — Teachers are tapping into youths' digital savvy to take science education into the future. Read more

  • Community Launch Pads — Students find great value in low-cost, high-quality two-year colleges Read more

  • Chemistry Olympians: Where are they now? — Former team members reflect on the olympiad's lasting impact on their education and careers Read more

July 23, 2007

  • Seeing the Possibilities — Blind chemistry students get a taste of independence in the lab. Read more

  • Overcoming Disabilities — Legally Blind And Deaf, Graduate Student Nears Completion Of His Ph.D. Read more

  • Teaching The Blind And Visually Impaired Is Not A One-Size-Fits-All Endeavor — Blind chemistry students get a taste of independence in the lab. Read more

  • Research Tools — Studying Protein Structure Can Be A Musical Experience Read more

  • Web Resources — Online Information For The Blind Or Visually ImpairedRead more

  • Video: Hoping to Make the Cut — In April, Hopewell Valley Central High School junior Trevor Saunders became the first blind student to qualify for participation in the International Chemistry Olympiad. Watch Saunders complete the lab portion of the exam.Launch Video * Macromedia Flash Player 8 is required.

  • Photo Gallery: A Day With Blind Students Cary Supalo And Trevor Saunders On May 22, C&EN reporter Linda Wang and blind Pennsylvania State University graduate student Cary Supalo (shown) visited Hopewell Valley Central High School, in Pennington, N.J., to document the progress of blind junior Trevor Saunders in using several new assistive tools for the chemistry lab. Here is a selection of the photographs Wang took.Launch Gallery

May 28, 2007

  • Grassroots Green Chemistry — THE PURPOSE of green chemistry and green engineering is to help clean up the chemical enterprise???that is, to serve as a form of molecular-level pollution prevention.Read more

April 23, 2007

  • New Education Tools ??? Professors are constantly looking for presentation methods that resonate with students. They also look for ways to make more efficient use of their own time. Social software, also called social networking tools, can help with both objectives, according to chemistry professors who have integrated these Web-based methods into their work.Read more

April 16, 2007

  • Science Of Homeschooling ??? It's Monday night at the Strouds', and David is at the dining room table with his two daughters, Fisher, seven, and Ripley, nine. On this particular evening in February, David is performing an electrolysis experiment using a battery and a penny immersed in water.Read more

  • International Relations — The behavior of American college students can puzzle a professor born in the U.S., but the likelihood of misunderstanding is even greater for a professor from another country.Read more