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Paying It Forward At NOBCChE

The NOBCChE Annual meeting celebrates 40 years of mentorship and camaraderie among black chemists and chemical engineers. Goss (center) returned to the NOBCChE meeting this year for the first time as a teacher with her students Boyd (left) and Myles.

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NOBCChE On-Air with Amos Brown of Praise Indy

Amos and Talitha Hampton-MayoSeveral hundred African-American scientists – chemists and chemical engineers – are meeting in Indianapolis this week for the 40th National Convention of NOBCChE, the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.  These scientists and highly trained professionals don’t only work at university and government, but they also work in private industry, helped to create consumer products we use everyday.  During their 40th National Convention in Indy...

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Dr. Warren M. Washington to be Recognized at AM40

Dr. Warren Washington and President Barack ObamaNational Medal of Science Recipient to receive 2013 NOBCChE Percy L. Julian Award at 40th NOBCChE Annual Conference, Oct 1-4, Indianapolis. More about the conference and conference awards is available at www.nobcche.org/conference/nobcche-awards.

 

Science Hobbyists Needed for a National Study

National Science FoundationAre you a science hobbyist?  We need your help with a new National Science Foundation sponsored research study that will investigate the characteristics and educational experiences of people who are active in science hobbies. More and more people are engaging in science hobbies; schools and science centers would like to know more about the characteristics of science hobbyists and how these organizations might better support hobbyists’ networking and education.

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STEM Doctoral Research Study

stemr esearch studyRequest: Seeking 15 college or professional women of color participants—Asian, African American (Black), Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native (Native American)—in the STEM program or profession to volunteer to participate in a STEM doctoral research study.

Population of Study Participants and Geographic Location: 15 college or professional women of color participants in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Age Requirement: 18 years old or older.
Interview Method: A one-on-one, face-to-face audio-taped interview based on a list of semi-structured open-ended questions.

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Member Spotlight: NOBCChE Newsmaker and ACS Fellow Dr. William A. Lester, Jr.

Dr. William LesterDr. William A. Lester, Jr. is Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley He was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 24, 1937, the second of four children born to William A. Lester and Elizabeth Frances Clark. He attended the University of Chicago on a history scholarship, but majored in chemistry, earning a B.S. in 1958 and a M.S. in 1959. In 1957, he was chosen as the University of Chicago’s "Man of the Year.” He began his doctoral studies at Washington University, St. Louis, but moved after a year to Washington, DC to study quantum chemistry at The Catholic University of America.

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