Here are some interesting posts from last month that I meant to write about but never got around to doing so:
Excimer classified the chemistry advisors at his school into two schools, sparking passionate discussion.
Paul at TotallySynthetic wrote about some of the reasons that keep him excited about chemistry. On this subject, I am surprised at how many of my classmates started out in love with chemical research but slowly decided to pursue careers away from the bench. I guess a big part of any schooling is figuring out not just what you want to do, but what you don’t want to do. Also, not everyone grew to hate research; some people simply found things that they enjoyed more.
Dr. Free-Ride examined whether blogging is a “service activity” in the context of academic contributions. Hmmm…that reminds me. I am no longer a blogger; I’m the editor-in-chief of ChemBark, an Internet publication that serves the public interest. (Zzzzzz….)
And A Synthetic Environment continues the enjoyable parade of Top 5 lists. Please resist the urge to make puerile jokes about Ellen Swallow Richards.
Speaking of things I never got around to writing about, I’ve got to resurrect those remaining Chemmys. Also slated for discussion: “Forgotten Genius”, my response to The Chem Blog, some tidbits of chemical grammar, and the upcoming Intel Science Talent Search.
And holy cow…here’s a late addition to the clippings from Everyday Scientist.