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Working Women, Children Into The Formula

"I am woman, hear me roar." Helen Reddy belted out that anthem in the early 1970s and the Women's Rights Movement thanked her for it. Today, women are part of every career path, but there is still a shortage of female engineers.

Global Handshake Brings Chemists Together

I recently spoke with Catherine T. “Katie” Hunt, director, Innovation Sourcing & Sustainable Technologies at The Dow Chemical Co., regarding her involvement in a ground-breaking, global event.

School Encourages Girls To Excel In Science And Engineering

A friend of mine from high school recently attended a presentation at his daughter's school about its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum. He noted that he was amazed by the confidence and poise of the students there as they talked about computers, robotics, and engineering in general.

The Children Are Our Future

Editors are always thinking about the future – future stories, future interviews, future readers. In fact, Editor Mark Rosenzweig often writes about engaging children in science and engineering in the hopes that we have a sustainable profession, and ultimately a sustainable audience. (Read: Convince A Child To Explore Engineering). 

First Robotics Engages Kids In Science And Technology

A Chemical Processing reader submitted this Letter to the Editor to ensure that our audience knows there are modern-day inventors who are working hard to make science and technology fun.

Looking For Kid-Friendly Chemistry Experiments

My 5-year-old nephew, Daniel, will soon spend his first full night at our house. In preparation for the big day/night, I am looking for fun activities to keep him occupied. I remember how much fun my brother and I had over my grandparent's house when my grandpa would take us...

Revealing The Science Behind A Better Education

I recently read an article that talked about President Obama's potential plan to lengthen the school day and/or eliminate summer breaks for American kids.  Based on the fact that many U.S. kids are falling behind their peers in other countries when it comes to test scores, it may be...