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Chemistry professor and Dow Chemical Co. director, Jacqueline Barton, awarded National Medal of Science

Jacqueline K. Barton, a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and member of The Dow Chemical Company’s Board of Directors, was one of seven individuals awarded the National Medal of Science on Tuesday. Many consider the award, presented this year by President Obama, to be the U.S. government’s highest scientific honor. A […]

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American chemistry geared up for U.S. military march toward clean energy innovation

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has embarked on a stalwart march toward clean energy innovation, as America’s chemistry industry gears up for what may become one of the military’s greatest tactical maneuvers of the 21st century. Grist’s David Roberts thinks the military’s storied move is all about “technology, the changing face of warfare, geopolitics […]

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Ohio panelist on shale gas: ‘Mother nature gave us a great gift. You either play the hand, or you fold it.’

At The Ohio State University on Wednesday, ACC President Cal Dooley led a panel discussion on the promise of energy-rich Marcellus and Utica Shales to Ohio’s economy and power supply, and how policy makers, new infrastructure and a qualified workforce can help deliver on that promise. The expert panel, one of many at the Ohio […]

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Next Wednesday: Cal Dooley to moderate Ohio Energy & Economic Summit panel discussion

Next week, at the Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Energy & Economic Summit, ACC President Cal Dooley will moderate a discussion on the impact of the Marcellus and Utica Shales on the Ohio economy. Of the four panel members, two are executives from ACC member companies: Bayer Corporation President & CEO Gregory S. Babe, and Momentive […]

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Tufts University: World’s smallest electric motor made from a single molecule

ACC considers nanotechnology to be an enabling science capable of bringing about the next wave of innovation in science and engineering. And this single-molecule electric motor, measuring only one nanometer across, is another reminder of the endless possibilities nanotechnology brings to the innovative mind – especially to the “changing face of chemistry,” as the article […]

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Chemistry innovations improve life jacket design, enhance water safety this Labor Day weekend

If you’re a metro D.C. resident like me, you’re likely headed for water and sunshine along the beaches of the Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend, or maybe a quiet canoe ride across Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake, or a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River. Whichever you choose, chemistry will have your back. Literally. […]

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Post-doc introduces world’s first nanotube-reinforced, polyurethane turbine blade

Innovation in the wind energy sector often demands bigger, lighter and more durable turbine blades that will last longer, capture more wind, and more efficiently convert the wind’s energy into electricity to power our cities and towns. With chemistry’s help, Marcio Loos, a post-doctorate researcher at Case Western Reserve University, may have found the winning […]

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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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Dow Corning sponsors US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011

Illustrating its commitment to driving innovation in the solar industry, Dow Corning has announced that it will sponsor the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year. The DOE Solar Decathlon, which runs from September 23 to October 2, will challenge 20 collegiate teams “to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, […]

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For every one dollar earned, ExxonMobil contributes almost five to U.S. economy in first half of 2011

You may not be surprised to learn that 96% of all domestically manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry. We’re a $720 billion enterprise, an essential part of every facet of our nation’s economy, and we put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work in good-paying jobs. And this morning, we can see […]

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