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[VIDEO] The Chemistry of Lighting a Match

Many of you may remember this slow motion video from a little over a year ago. The American Chemical Society has now taken this footage—shot at an astounding 4,000 frames per second—to explain what’s actually happening at the molecular level when a match is struck. 32 more words


What Chemists Do As a Ph.D student, Robert Grass developed the...

What Chemists Do

As a Ph.D student, Robert Grass developed the concept of using nanoparticles to allow chemists to perform magnetic separations in their research. Today, Grass runs a Switzerland-based company called TurboBeads, which produces metallic nanoparticles for various applications.

By: American Chemical Society.

What Chemists Do Jaime Curtis-Fisk uses her knowledge in polymer...

What Chemists Do

Jaime Curtis-Fisk uses her knowledge in polymer chemistry to create ingredients that are applicable to our everyday life. Take a watch as Curtis-Fisk’s explains her work as a formulation scientist at Dow Chemicals and what she sees as a common challenge for female scientists in the workplace.

By: American Chemical Society.

The Passer Education Grant

You may want to attend a workshop being held somewhere outside of your college, but don’t really have the funding available to support travel/attendance. If you find yourself in this situation, the Passer Education Grant may help in reaching that goal. 79 more words


Speaking About Science: ChemChamps

I am standing in front of a sign in a more than hundred-year-old room in the Russell Senate building: “This room has been the site of many significant Senate investigative hearings…” The first one on the list is the “Sinking of the Titanic – Sen. 1,800 more words

American Chemical Society

General Officer Assignments

The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. Robert D. McMurry Jr., vice commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command… 136 more words

Department Of Defense

General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Brig. Gen. Steven L. Basham for appointment to the rank of major general. 1,119 more words

Department Of Defense