Tag Archives: STEM

Fifth-grader discovers new energy-storing molecule, publishes in scientific journal

(Humboldt State University) — For Clara Lazen, 10, a classroom assignment turned into a scientific finding. As Chemistry Professor Robert Zoellner confirmed, the fifth-grader’s curiosity led to a new molecule, and her first mention in a scientific journal. When Kenneth Boehr instructed his fifth grade class at Border Star Montessori School in Kansas City, Mo. [...]

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Dow Chemical commits $250 million to leading U.S. universities’ chemical engineering, research and development programs

ACC member Dow Chemical Co. has committed $250 million to support chemical engineering and other scientific programs at eleven U.S. universities over the next ten years, Kevin Helliker reported in the Wall Street Journal this morning. Dow CEO Andrew N. Liveris announced the program in New York City earlier this month, saying the initiative will encourage [...]

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New iPad app ‘Lewis Dots’ allows users to experience chemistry like never before

A new, free iPad app putting students in better touch with chemistry hit the iTunes store this month, catching the attention of chemistry teachers nationwide. Students at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) developed the “Lewis Dots” app as part of a larger educational initiative encouraging young women from underprivileged communities to study [...]

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45 industry leaders pledge to double engineering internships in 2012

Today, a coalition of 45 industry leaders, many from the chemical industry, took on America’s growing education crisis with a commitment to offer twice as many engineering internships in 2012 as they did in 2011. The initiative, led by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and part of a larger effort to grow the [...]

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