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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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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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The Elements Song!

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What Is Essential

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, a fox tells the prince that “On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” (One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the … Continue reading

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Explorers Lost

We seem to have forgotten that exploration has always been part of our culture.  I am not just referring to the American idea of Manifest Destiny, but to humanity as a whole.  There has not been a culture in existence that hasn’t strived to … Continue reading

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