Category: CAS

March 14, 2018

Connections: Enhancing Student Engagement – Q&A with Dr. Laura Serbulea

By Cristina C Tomeo

More than 50% of students who start out in science or engineering majors do not complete them. Dr. Laura Serbulea is working to change that. Dr. Serbulea is Assistant Professor of Chemistry, General Faculty, and Director of Undergraduate Program at University of Virginia.  She is actively involved in curriculum development with a focus on improving the […]

February 20, 2018

Scientists Must Challenge the Status Quo

By Torsten John

In August 2017, the annual SciFinder® Future Leaders program started with a session on how innovative and creative thinking leads to valuable innovations that benefit society. The program, organized by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), offers a week of science communication, database research and leadership training to Ph.D. students and postdocs […]

February 6, 2018

Science is Global: Why Diversity Triumphs Over Adversity

By Craig Fraser

In August of 2017, I had the privilege of spending 12 days with 21 other young scientists from all over the world as we all took part in the SciFinder® Future Leaders program. First, we met in Columbus, OH, to spend four days at the offices of CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society […]

Future Leaders diversity in the field of chemistry

December 12, 2017

The SciFinder® Future Leaders Experience: A Diverse Family

By Andy Tay

This August, I was one of 22 scientists to attend the SciFinder® Future Leaders program. We spent a week visiting the Columbus, Ohio, offices of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), before heading to the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. for another week of scholarly […]

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latin america

November 23, 2017

Looking at Latin America’s Challenges in Innovation and STEM Education

By Gabriela Gonzalez

Recently, I got a fantastic opportunity to participate in the SciFinder Future Leaders program sponsored by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. I shared the experience with 21 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world. We got to share our experiences and ideas about how to build a brighter future through […]

Leadership

November 14, 2017

Exploring the Impact of Leadership Skills on Research

By Magaret Sivapragasam

In August 2017, I was privileged to be one of 22 participants in the SciFinder® Future Leaders program from CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). In disbelief, I made my way from Malaysia to Columbus, Ohio, then to Washington, D.C., for the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. This program has been a […]

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cheminformatics

October 5, 2017

The SciFinder Future Leaders Experience: Behind the Scenes at CAS

By Andy Tay

This August, I was one of 22 scientists to attend the SciFinder® Future Leaders program. We spent a week visiting the Columbus, Ohio, offices of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), before heading to the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. for another week of scholarly […]

Future Leaders diversity in the field of chemistry

February 8, 2017

Embracing Diversity to Drive Chemical Innovation

By Melanie Lui

Lights, colour, action! It was these three things that first drew me to chemistry. My fascination with glow-in-the-dark toys and firework displays as a child paved the way to an education in this field. I quickly learned that an understanding of molecules and bonding could impact many other streams of science. More recently, I learned […]

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Making the most of a PhD

December 19, 2016

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Making The Most of Your PhD

By Emma Durham

‘You have to be in it to win it’. This might be a clichéd phrase, but it’s one I’ve tried to live by since starting my PhD. Like a lot of inexperienced twenty-somethings, I have a phobia of ‘putting myself out there’. The thought of public speaking makes me break out in a nervous sweat. […]

the future of science communication

December 5, 2016

What Will Science Communication Look Like a Decade from Now?

By Suzanne Jansze

Most of us can remember a time when we wrote reports by hand or with a typewriter and when we had to go to the library to look something up in hardcopy books. I count myself fortunate that the personal computer came along relatively early in my education. The internet followed soon after, evolving from […]

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May 21, 2016

PatentPak, a CAS Solution, Streamlines Chemical Information Searches in Patents

By Ramona Joseph

PatentPak saves around half the time needed to find the important chemistry in patents CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, now offers PatentPak, a new patent workflow solution. PatentPak is available in both SciFinder® and STN®, and can drastically reduce the time spent searching for chemical information in patents. Third-party research indicates that […]

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  • Chemical Information
  • PatentPak