Category: Undergraduate Student

July 19, 2017

Free Chemistry Education Resources for August 2017

By Kaye Lin

Each month ACS Webinars provides free live webinars for chemists. These free webinars cover subjects as diverse as drug development, food chemistry, and professional development for chemists. Learn about the recent advances being made in the fight against skin cancer and the hidden stories in the air we breathe in our free weekly webinar series […]

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July 18, 2017

How to Prepare for a Chemistry Job Interview

By Lexi Romano

Are you currently getting ready for a big chemistry job interview that could take your career to the next level? ACS wants to help you out by providing some valuable tips on how to do well in your next job interview! You know what they say: “You only get one chance at a first impression.” […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science & engineering chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Sam Enslen

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

July 17, 2017

Time Flies and So Do Advances in Energy Research with ACS Energy Letters

By Brooke Howell

ACS Energy Letters is celebrating the first anniversary of its inaugural issue and its editors are proud to have established it as the fastest communications journal in energy research. In its first 12 issues, the journal has published more than 400 Letters, Reviews, Perspectives, Viewpoints, and Energy Focus articles – and has done so with […]

July 14, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Rapid 3D Printing in Water — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3D printing, drug–target kinetics in drug discovery, a crystallization system for carbamazepine — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to […]

July 14, 2017

The Queen of Carbon Science: Celebrating the Life and Career of Mildred S. Dresselhaus

By Ellie Key

On Feb. 20, 2017, at the age of 86, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, a solid-state physicist, materials scientist, and longtime advocate for women in science, passed away. Dresselhaus is best known for her scientific work on condensed matter and the atomic properties of carbon, which prompted a journalist to give her the nickname “Queen of Carbon Science” […]

July 10, 2017

Get a “Record-Breaking” T-Shirt at the ACS National Meeting

By Jesse Stanchak

Are you a record-breaking chemist? This August, attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., will have a chance to find out. Join us for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson. The “lesson” will be a special lecture from David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & […]

July 7, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Identifying Forensically Important Insect Eggs — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Identifying forensically important insect eggs, improving NiZn battery cycling life, teaching general chemistry from rich contexts — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from […]

July 7, 2017

Nutmeg Compound is Even Cooler than Menthol

By Deirdre Lockwood for C&EN

When you rinse with a menthol-flavored mouthwash, your mouth tingles because the compound triggers a cold-sensitive ion channel in sensory neurons in your mouth. Now scientists have found a new compound that is even more chilling. Isolated from nutmeg, this new chemical is the most potent activator of that cooling channel yet found in nature. […]

July 6, 2017

Organic Onions Richer in Flavonoids

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Many grocery store shoppers believe that organic vegetables are healthier than their conventional counterparts, but studies comparing nutritional content have produced mixed results. Now, researchers have completed the first-ever multiyear field test of a crop grown with organic methods versus conventional ones. They report that organic onions contain a significantly higher amount of two types […]

July 3, 2017

ACS Editors Look Forward to China Symposia

By Jesse Stanchak

Scientists will again come together for three days to present and discuss the latest scientific advances and participate in ample networking opportunities at China’s top research institutions. ACS Publications will host ACS Publications Symposium: Innovation in Energy Conversion – A Physical Chemistry Perspective in Dalian, China from September 24-26, 2017 in partnership with Dalian Institute […]

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June 30, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Safety Assessment of Food and Feed from GM Crops in Europe

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A safety assessment of food and feed from GM crops in Europe, a novel nitric oxide binding protein, a perspective on electrons in metal nanoparticles — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by […]

Canadian chemists

June 30, 2017

Celebrating Canadian Chemists

By Jesse Stanchak

July 1st is Canada Day and this year’s celebration is extra special, as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017. ACS might stand for “American Chemical Society,” but our editors, authors, reviewers, and readers come from all over the world. ACS’ connection to the Canadian chemists is particularly strong. ACS Journals Led By Canadian Chemists […]

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global lab safety

June 29, 2017

Understanding Lab Safety Around the Globe

By Maya Pottiger

The conversation around global lab safety started with C&EN’s April cover story, “Improving Prospects for Chemists in Cuba.” Readers wrote in to express their concerns with the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the accompanying photograph of a lab in Cuba. C&EN explained it was fully aware that the lab workers in the photo […]

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June 28, 2017

How to Get More Out of Chemistry Networking Events with ACS on Campus

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS on Campus has been around the world in 2017. From Pune to San Francisco to Taipei City, the American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program continues to bring the leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication and career development to university campuses to help students and emerging researchers advance in their careers. Whether you’re attending […]

June 27, 2017

ACS Publications Enhances Article Email Alerts

By Andrew Clinton

In an effort to improve the research experience for our global community, we made some welcomed enhancements to our TOC and Articles ASAP email alerts (e-Alerts) for all ACS Publications journals. In order to better serve the needs of our users, we have streamlined the design of these emails to more fully focus on showcasing […]

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Guinness World Records title for Largest Chemistry Lesson

June 26, 2017

Be Part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Official Attempt for the Title of the Largest Chemistry Lesson

By Jesse Stanchak

Every ACS National Meeting is special, but the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. will be one for the record books. ACS will be making history with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson with a special lecture entitled “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water” from Dr. […]

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June 23, 2017

A Perspective on Sparingly Solvating Electrolytes for High Energy Density Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Moving to lighter and less expensive battery chemistries compared to contemporary lithium-ion requires the control of energy storage mechanisms based on chemical transformations rather than intercalation. Lithium–sulfur (Li/S) has tremendous theoretical specific energy, but contemporary approaches to control this solution-mediated, precipitation–dissolution chemistry require large excesses of electrolyte to fully solubilize the polysulfide intermediates. Achieving reversible […]

June 23, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Graphene Aerogel and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Graphene aerogel, suppressed ion migration in low-dimensional perovskites, long noncoding RNAs — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight […]

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June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in May of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in May 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in May of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic/inorganic ACS Publications journal in May 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, such […]

June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in May of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each material science & engineering ACS Publications journal in May 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in May of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in May 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in May of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in May 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in May of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in May 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

June 21, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of May 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in May of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in May 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

June 21, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Langmuir Lecturers!

By Ellie Key

The ACS journal Langmuir in partnership with the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division (COLL) is proud to announce the selection of Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University, as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers. Professors Caruso and Cremer will be presenting their Langmuir Lectures at the ACS Fall National […]

June 20, 2017

How to Create a Stronger Data Management Plan

By Bryan McBournie

More and more, funders are requiring that researchers include data management plans in their proposals. Data management plans are critical components to such requests, as they describe how data are collected, organized and stored for a study, and how to access the data when the study is complete. We have put together some tips on […]

June 19, 2017

2016 Journal Citation Reports®: ACS Journals Have Highest Impact Factor in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® are in – and once again ACS journals have the highest Impact Factor and/or the most citations in 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories. The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® found: ACS journals have a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from 4.803 the year before. More than […]

June 16, 2017

What Chemists Do: Janssen’s Mark Tichenor

By Jesse Stanchak

As a principal scientist at Janssen, Mark Tichenor’s main responsibility is to identify new drug targets for immunology diseases. But it takes more than a team of medicinal chemists to figure out the types of medicines that can best treat patients with these diseases. In this interview, Tichenor shares his excitement about the opportunity to […]

June 16, 2017

Fly-Egg Profiling Method Reveals a Corpse’s ‘Time of Death’ Faster

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Carrion insects are the stopwatches of death investigations. Within minutes of a body becoming a corpse, blow flies arrive. Forensic researchers have well-calibrated knowledge of different blow fly species’ growth rates and arrival order, so correctly identifying the species found on a corpse can help establish time of demise to within hours. However, the eggs […]

June 16, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: The Past and Future of Conducting/Semiconducting Conjugated Polymers — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: The past and future of conducting/semiconducting conjugated polymers, synthetic approaches to the new drugs approved during 2015, carbon dioxide as a traceless caramelization promotor — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a […]

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June 15, 2017

Thirsty MOF Sucks More Water from Air

By XiaoZhi Lim, for C&EN

Materials that reversibly trap water from air could provide a vital source of drinking water in areas where it is scarce, or offer energy-efficient air conditioning. But to be commercially viable, these materials need a large water capacity and low energy requirements during water adsorption and desorption. Now, Mircea Dincă and his research group at […]

June 15, 2017

Reddit Explores the Intersection of Computer Science and Drug Design

By Katherine Stevens

On May 16, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA session with Professor Kenneth “Kennie” Merz, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. Merz is the Director of the Institute for Cyber Enabled Research (iCER) and the Joseph Zichis Chair in Chemistry at Michigan State University, where his research group focuses on computation and […]

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