Archive for March, 2011

Mickey Mouse Chemistry

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

There’s a great post over at Just Another Electron Pusher about a chemist who took a different path, and is now working (or playing) every day at Disney.  Read all about hos how his chemisry background got him in the door, and has sustained him through a fabulous career as an Imagineer.  Check it out!

Profile: Alfredo M. Ayala Jr., Disney Imagineer

Impact of Geography on Professional Collaborations

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Interesting article reports that the closer the first and last author of a paper work geographically, the higher the impact factor of the publication.

Process Chemistry Resources

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Thanks to ChemJobber for pointing out this resource – a blog on process chemistry, which includes a Checklist for Developing a Scaled up Step in a Chemical Process.  If this fascinates you, you may be a process chemist at heart.

Free Webinar Series: Planning Your Job Search

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

I am participating in a series of webinars on how to plan and conduct a job search, sponsored by the American Chemical Society.  The first two are over (but the recordings are available online), but there are two to go.  They are free and open to everyone.  The description is below, or click the link for all the details.  Looking forward to seeing ya’ll there!

ACS Webinars: Your Career GPS! Series

Does the thought of searching for your next job make you feel queasy? It’s no secret that the chemistry job market is tough right now. Fear not as we bring you expert guidance to survive and thrive through any economic roller coaster.  Using these helpful hints and tips, you’ll be on your way to finding the perfect job in no time! Looking for employment doesn’t have to make your stomach flop.  By the end of this ACS Webinars Job Search Series, you’ll be pumped and prepped to make a lasting impression on prospective employers. You may even have some fun along the way!

Tuesdays from 2-3 pm EST in March 2011!