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The Darwin Effect

A few days ago, the 12th of February, was the 204th birthday of Charles Darwin.  As the father of evolution Darwin was and still is one of the most controversial scientists in history.  While Darwin’s story doesn’t have the dramatic flair of … Continue reading

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Applying to Grad School: Writing a Statement of Purpose

I am applying to grad school for Fall 2013, and have been blogging about the whole process. Here is a recap of what I’ve done so far (partly to make myself feel like I’ve done a lot of work): I … Continue reading

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Island of Stability

It’s the Island of Stability!  No, it’s not the rare and elusive island nation where there are never any problems.  Though if such an island does exist, please let me know of its location and immigration rules immediately.  Seriously, I’ll … Continue reading

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Surviving the First Week: Entrance Exams

So the first week at a new grad school comes with it the orientation for that program. Every program is different, and every subject is different too; however in the world of chemistry, orientation week means entrance exams.  This is … Continue reading

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Applying to Grad School: The Curriculum Vitae

Most students will need to ready their resumes or curriculum vita (CV) for the first time as they apply to graduate school. I already had several versions of resumes and CVs prepared, but realized that I still had to whip … Continue reading

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Proverbs for Lab Rats

Wow, the things you find when you procrastinate! I am applying to grad school and in doing so, I was just researching a potential graduate adviser. By researching, I mean I was messing around clicking random links on the research … Continue reading

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Applying to Grad School: Fees Add Up

I want to go to graduate school for chemistry in the Fall 2013 semester. A few weeks ago I formulated a list of schools where research on polymer chemistry, the subject I want to pursue, is thriving.The list contains nine … Continue reading

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