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Just hours left to get the best hotel and registration rates for NOBCChE 2014
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Don't let the parade leave you behind. Join your colleagues, friends and future employers in New Orleans, Sept. 23-26. Friday is the deadline to get the conference rate at the Marriott and to register at discounted advance rates.

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  Junior Faculty Positions in Chemistry
Texas A&M University invites applications for junior faculty in all areas of chemistry. Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2014 and continue until positions are filled. Applications may be completed at: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4389
 


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Calling all young and early career professionals! Share your professional experience by presenting an abstract at the 41st Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
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Don't miss your opportunity for great discounts.
  • NCBs who present an abstract will receive a discount on registration (contact Wanida Lewis for more details)
  • Early career first time attendees can register at a discounted rate
  • New Professors can register at the student rate if they bring student to the conference.


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INDUSTRY NEWS


What corporate America should learn from Ferguson, Missouri
The Huffington Post
The racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, ignited by the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown have captured the nation's attention and opened conversations across homes, workplaces and boardrooms that are often difficult. For the five decades since the race riots of the 1960s, tensions grew in Ferguson, finally erupting two weeks ago in mass demonstrations and civil unrest that brought to the fore the problems of systemic racial conflict in all sectors of American society.
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Science's big data problem
Wired
Modern science seems to have data coming out of its ears. From genome sequencing machines capable of reading a human’s chromosomal DNA (about 1.5 gigabytes of data) in half an hour to particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (which generates close to 100 terabytes of data a day), researchers are awash with information. Yet in this age of big data, science has a big problem: It is not doing nearly enough to encourage and enable the sharing, analysis and interpretation of the vast swatches of data that researchers are collecting.
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6 reasons to talk about your passions during your next job interview
Parade
Most people have a passion, whether they realize it or not. Maybe your passion is living a healthy lifestyle, or maybe you enjoy traveling the world in your spare time. Whatever your passion is, it can actually help land a job. According to Millennial Branding, 43 percent of HR professionals believe cultural fit is one of the most important qualities to look for during the hiring process.
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Flow of Chinese grad students to US slows
Science
For years, U.S. university administrators have worried that China’s massive investment in higher education would eventually mean fewer Chinese students seeking to earn advanced science and engineering degrees at their institutions. A new survey from the Council of Graduate Schools hints that the time may be approaching: For the second straight year, graduate applications from Chinese students are essentially flat. So is the number of acceptances, the first time that has happened in nearly a decade.
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Engineer Tracy Chou has the stats on workplace diversity at startups
IEEE Spectrum
Where are all the women engineers? That’s a question on a lot of minds these past few months. A number of large companies — like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Apple — have gone public with statistics about their workforces, and the numbers weren’t encouraging. At Apple, the latest large company to report in, women make of 20 percent of the engineering workforce. At Google, 17 percent; Yahoo, 15 percent; Facebook, 15 percent. But these large companies are just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
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The intricacies of networking to find a job
Forbes
Lately, there has been a spike in the number of articles that have been written on networking to find a job. While this is not a new concept, the overarching view of networking does bear some fundamental flaws. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans lack critical thinking skills and don’t consider the source of their information.
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How to get girls into engineering? Let them build toys
The Wall Street Journal
When Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen met in 2010, both were in engineering master's programs at Stanford University — mechanical and electrical, respectively. But there weren't many other women around. Chatting about why there were so few female engineers, the pair realized that they had both grown up with toys that encouraged them to build and make things, rather than traditional toys for girls.
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STEM degrees not created equal
San Antonio Express-News
A recent report has come out citing statistics that would make one believe we do not have a deficiency in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education. It appears we have an overabundance of STEM graduates who are not finding jobs related to their degrees. However, when you look closer, you understand why industry is screaming for more STEM graduates while some STEM graduates cannot find work in their field.
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