Profile: Congressional Legislative Assistant

Check out the blog of “Just Another Electron Pusher” for an interesting behind the scenes look at the life of Will O’Neal, Congressional Legislative Assistant.  My favorite part?  The quote that ““Politics is about weighing competing interests, and there may be very legitimate reasons for doing the exact opposite of what ‘science tells you to do.’ It’s very important to understand and respect that part of the job.”

The Future of Jobs in Chemistry

An interesting blog roundtable about the future in jobs in chemistry is going on this week.  The first two articles have been posted, and there will be another every day this week.  Definitely food for thought…..

#1 We are the grist: “The Real Science Gap” and the present and future of industrial jobs in chemistry by ChemJobber

#2 –Too many PhDs? That’s anybody’s guess. – by Just Another Electron Pusher

Check them out, then follow the rest of the discussion by ChemBark on Wednesday, ScienceGeist on Thursday, and a recap on FridayChemJobber