—Chemistry Careers “” Kudos to C&EN for publishing two reviews of books on careers in chemistry and science within a month (C&EN, Sept. 29, page 44; Oct. 20, page 64). Although I haven't had a chance to see it yet, congratulations to Emily Monosson for writing an excellent book, "Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out." And kudos to Geraldine Richmond for writing an excellent review emphasizing the need for mentoring for careers in chemistry, especially "alternative careers." I, and other chemists working in alternative careers, have stressed the need for broader based career mentoring, beginning in high school and progressing through college, grad school, and beyond.
November 24, 2008