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Science slam: Enjoy learning science

A year ago I introduced some of you to the science slam world through my application. It’s about time to tell you about the consequences of that. 271 more words


Does Pittsburgh have a lead pipe problem?

The answer to this question is yes.

On January 27th 2016 an article appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune entitled “Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority flooded with test requests amid lead concerns” … 1,086 more words


Meet the SAGE Trainees!*Updated*

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 nineteen trainees and alum doing amazing green work on campus. 238 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Electron microscope images of the mineral scale on lead water pipes

The image below shows the mineral scale on the insides of a lead water pipe with no phosphate added to the tap water.

The scale bar (……….) is 3 microns (a human hair is about 80 microns). 84 more words


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.