TODAY'S CHEMIST AT WORK

Volume 6, Number 6

June 1997
Table of Contents

FEATURES

31 TCAW READERS REACH INTO INNER SPACE TO FIND THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE CHEMICAL WORLD
Candidates ran the gamut from the periodic table (of course) to--are you ready for this--Jell-O, with such suggestions as nail polish and starting fluid in between. A couple of folks even waxed poetic, as you shall see ...
Patrick P. McCurdy
38 TEMP POOL ALTERS SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Laboratories experiment, find success with part-time researchers
Rick Weiss

DEPARTMENTS

  8 UPDATE
13 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
Chemistry on the Web: A new approach to chemical discovery
Michael Sullivan
17 LAB PRODUCTS NOTEBOOK
Outsourcing: Boon or bane? It depends on whom you talk to
Joan Moynihan
25 KEEPING UP
27 CHEMISTS AT WORK
Reengineering means new roles for technicians
John K. Borchardt
43 INDUSTRY TODAY
US chemicals shift into high gear
David M. Kiefer
45 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Regular exercise is healthful but can cause skeletal injuries
Trevor Smith
48 PERSONAL BUSINESS
Preparing for the downturn
Dickinson J. Miller
51 THE WAY WE WERE
How a leaky autoclave led to polyethylene
David M. Kiefer
54 NEW PRODUCTS
60 COMMENT
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Patrick P. McCurdy