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5 black chemists who changed the world
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To celebrate Black History Month, NOBCChE and ACS are proud to release a commemorative video looking back at the careers of five scientists who changed the world

These scientists include Percy Julian, Mae Jemison, Patricia Bath, Betty Harris and George Washington Carver. Each week, the NOBCChE e-brief will look at the careers of the five scientists honored in the film.

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5 black chemists who changed the world: Patricia Bath, 1942-present
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Patricia Bath was born in New York. Her father was an immigrant from Trinidad and both parents encouraged her academically. After graduating early from high school, she received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from New York's Hunter College in 1967.

After moving to Washington, D.C., she received a doctoral degree from Howard University College of Medicine. While interning at Harlem Hospital Centre, she realized that poor members of racial minority groups suffered disproportionality from blindness, and that their care was limited. She persuaded her professors at Columbia University to operate on blind patients and pioneered a volunteer-based outreach program to help disadvantaged people.

Between 1970 and 1973, she served as a resident in ophthalmology at New York University, becoming the first black person to do so. She also became the first African-American woman to serve as a surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center and the first to receive a patent for a medical purpose — her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.

As well as her medical achievements, she also founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness.

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How to solve tech's diversity problem? Start with schools
WRCB-TV
Tamara Battle had always been interested in math and science, and was good at it, too. So when she entered Borough of Manhattan Community College in 1992, she tested well enough to be placed into calculus-based physics. On the first day of class, she realized two things: she was the only black woman in the room, and she had no idea what the professor was talking about.
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Sparse funding for minority researchers could signal bias
Decoded Science
Black researchers and other minorities face nearly insurmountable barriers against career success, according to new research. A February article in the Journal of Career Development details the work experiences of minority researchers in the social sciences.
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How successful people stay calm
Forbes
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and it found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. While there are numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are 10 of the best.
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The crucial career choices we make every day
By Mike Wokasch
Many of us are in a work routine where we get up, go to work, do our job and go home. We do this without realizing that every day we make two choices that affect our job performance, career opportunities and compensation. These choices also have deeper rooted personal and job satisfaction implications that will become obvious from this discussion. If this is you, watch out. This level of comfort and confidence breeds complacency, can undermine your career and leave you vulnerable. You see, it's easier to rationalize complacency from a position of performance excellence.
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Organization aims to find a million STEM mentors for girls, young women
The Christian Science Monitor
Too many girls are missing out on what some are calling "the new liberal arts degree," a STEM-intensive education that will yield a high-quality future job. Now a new effort by Million Women Mentors, launched Jan. 8, is helping girls and women from middle school through their early working lives take advantage of the need for trained workers in STEM fields.
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6 tips for writing a great cover letter
BusinessNewsDaily
When it comes to the job application process, there's no question that a well-written résumé with the right qualifications will attract a hiring manager's attention. But with so much focus on the résumé, some candidates forget that their cover letter can be just as instrumental in landing a job interview.
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Leadership is not a solitary task
Harvard Business Review
We often think of leadership as a solitary task. Buying into Thomas Caryle's "great man" theory of history, we speak of leadership in solitary and personal terms. And certainly, history is filled with examples. But most real change is community-driven and community-focused.
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Innovation and diversity: Earnings, creativity and the global economy
Business 2 Community
According to research, 85 percent of executive leaders recognize the impact that diversity has on innovation. Clearly, that's to be expected — if strength lies in differences, as Stephen Covey believes, then diversity in any form will always spark new ideas, reshape existing ones and inspire fresh perspectives. However, the question isn't really about whether diversity is a key driver of innovation, but whether decision makers are effectively leveraging its power.
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