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Join ACS for the Fall 2011 National Meeting & Exposition in Denver — Aug. 28 - Sept. 1
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ACS' 242nd National Meeting & Exposition will host more than 7,500 presentations on new discoveries that span science's horizons — from astronomy to zoology. Topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy and the environment. The meeting will be held in Denver Aug. 28 - Sept. 1. For more information or to register, click here.

July Chemist of the Month: Katherine Glasgow
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As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Katherine Glasgow decided to major in chemistry while studying Spanish as well. Diversity in her choices has remained a consistent theme in Glasgow's career. As a graduate student, she enjoyed working with students. She eventually decided to put those skills to work in process chemistry at GE Plastics. Glasgow went on to work in other challenging areas and is currently global director, new product research and development, at Nomacorc. More

Achievement gap for Hispanic students hasn't narrowed in 20 years
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In 20 years, the national achievement gap between Hispanic students and their non-Hispanic white peers hasn't budged. But hints of progress can be found with a closer look at low-income Hispanics or those who already know the English language. And some states stand out for gaps considerably lower than the national average. More

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Food for Thought — AISES National Conference to be held Nov. 10-12
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The American Indian Science & Engineering Society National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event convening high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate partners and other members of the AISES family. The 2011 National Conference takes place Nov. 10-12 in Minneapolis. The conference theme centers around issues of food, agriculture, plant science and technology. With STEM as the unifier, the important roles these issues play in American Indian and Alaska Native tradition, health and the 21st century workforce will be explored. More

2011 SACNAS National Conference to be held Oct. 27-30
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The 2011 SACNAS National Conference, "Empowering Innovation & Synergy Through Diversity," will take place Oct. 27-30 in the heart of Silicon Valley — San Jose, Calif. — the birthplace of the world's high-tech industry. Join SACNAS for four days of scientific research presentations, professional development, networking, exhibits, culture and community. More

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Presentation tips for non-native speakers
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In an international field like science, it's hardly a rare challenge to deliver a presentation in a foreign language. The official language of the most important events is typically English, but you could also be called upon to deliver your talk in a local language. Here are some tips for presenting more effectively in a non-native language. More

Gender stereotypes about math develop as early as second grade
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Children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers. And the children applied the stereotype to themselves: boys identified themselves with math whereas girls did not. The "math is for boys" stereotype has been used as part of the explanation for why so few women pursue science, mathematics and engineering careers. More

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The MB3600-CH20 is a near-infrared spectrometer for rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemical samples (liquids, powders, pellets, gels). Multiple sample properties can be determined within seconds using disposable vials and no solvent or reagent. The MB3600-CH20 can be operated by users without analytical background, a cost-effective alternative to traditional lengthy laboratory methods.

Moving up with math and science
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You've heard stories about African-American youth and their struggles with the educational system, particularly in the math and science fields. So imagine a school where all of the students embrace and thrive in those disciplines. Their parents encourage them, and they seek out mentors and experiences to further explore and develop their knowledge. Open your eyes and meet Elevated Places, a private school in Missouri City, Texas, dedicated to providing a world-class education focused on math and science. More

Steps forward and back for affirmative action
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Affirmative action has seen two big developments recently that may affect the racial and economic justice in higher education. First, a federal appeals court panel struck down a 2006 Michigan voter initiative amending the state constitution to ban racial and ethnic affirmative action. Second, the University of California system announced that the number of Latino students indicating that they intend to enroll in the fall is nearly equal to the number of non-Hispanic, white students — a big shift since five years ago. More

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In these complex and exciting times, why science literacy matters
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Developing a curiosity and appreciation for science (and an understanding of the process involved in sound scientific research) is essential to an effective citizenry. Equally important is a discriminating, questioning eye and ear for the science information we consume, especially on the Internet. More

Working Mother names 2011's Best Companies for Multicultural Women
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Working Mother magazine's 23 Best Companies for Multicultural Women know great talent when they see it. They are committed to supporting women of color with strong diversity, leadership and education programs. Winners include Cisco, Colgate-Palmolive, Pepsico and Verizon. More

Semichem AMPAC and CODESSA

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Writing about math
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When course requirements at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shifted 10 years ago, faculty members in the mathematics department found themselves with a new task in their job description. Not only did they have to teach their students to solve equations; they also had to instruct them in writing and communicating effectively on the subject. More

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Ohio representative introduces legislation in Congress for STEM funding
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U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, is introducing legislation in Congress to provide federal funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, particularly robotics. The bill, Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act, would provide teachers with hands-on training needed to help students succeed in programs such as robotics as well as money for instruction outside of school hours, Ryan said. More

Role of PAT in Green Chemistry and Green Engineering?

This online seminar shows how process analytical technologies and synthesis workstations are used in chemical reaction and crystallization design to follow the principles of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. MORE

San Jose State University receives $1 million in donations for engineering
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San Jose State University announced that it has received $1 million in donations from local companies to invest in its engineering program and produce more engineers for Silicon Valley's future. KLA-Tencor and Xilinx were two of the lead donors to the university's Engineering Pathways to Success program which will groom local middle and high school students' education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More

PwC awards $35 million in scholarships to black students
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More than $35 million in cumulative scholarships were offered to 136 Impact Scholars from Atlanta, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, N.C., who comprise the PwC Impact class of 2011. PwC's Impact program provides academically talented African-American high school students with tools and strategies for navigating the college planning and financial aid process. Impact scholars are selected through a competitive application process and enter the 15-month program as high school juniors. More

Correction: Addressing Latino underrepresentation in science, technology through social networking (June 23)

The original source of this article was inadvertently left out in the last issue. Click here to be read the original article. To contact the author, click here; to contact Ciencia Puerto Rico, click here.

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