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Outgoing executive director Marty Mulvihill reflects on five years with BCGC

I first fell in love with molecules in my sophomore organic chemistry course. I remember commenting to my lab partner that organic chemistry problems were much more interesting than crossword puzzles, and they should be included in newspapers (with spelling as poor as mine, crosswords were never very fun). 1,050 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Mimicking future crops

Scientists reported that crops grown in environments designed to mimic future conditions have serious deficiencies of certain nutrients, compared with current crops.



Let's save the water ecosystems

This has been the busiest autumn ever for me. And you are to blame. ‘You’ meaning any living creature on Earth, but mainly humans as the source of the problem. 222 more words


What I Learned about Climate Change: The Science is not Settled

An interesting read (38 minutes) on the critical questions regarding Global Climate change.  Of particular import is the insight into how “science” is done in the context of society and politics on something important (but uncontrolled) like our world. 11 more words


BCGC in the news!

BCGC students and their work have been making big waves in national media. Check out these great articles and get caught up on what everyone at BCGC is up to these days: 110 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Sharon Hartzell

Name: Sharon Hartzell

Graduate Student – University of Maryland, College Park

Research interest: Ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry, and risk assessment

Summary of research: My study uses ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry techniques to determine the spatial extent and depth of sediment contamination in Bear Creek near Baltimore, MD. 70 more words

Grad Student Profile

Meet the SAGE Trainees!

The SAGE IGERT Fellowship at BCGC supports UC Berkeley graduate students conducting research related to green chemistry and green energy. The fellowship began in 2013 and now, two years later, there are fifteen trainees and alum doing amazing green work on campus. 189 more words

Environmental Chemistry