Has a need to be politically correct at all times brought us to our knees in terms of innovation and exploration? Are we doing a disservice to students by stymieing their curiosity for fear of getting in trouble?
Imagine trying to learn biology without ever using the word “organism.” Or studying to become a botanist when the only way of referring to photosynthesis is to spell the word out, letter by painstaking letter.
My sister-in-law owns a horse farm. She has up to 20 horses in her care at any given time. That many horses means a lot of manure. Not only do you have to muck the stalls to rid the area of waste, but you also have to take that waste...
In Chemical Processing’s 2013 Job Satisfaction and Salary Survey, we asked participants to share their comments regarding the public’s negative perception of the industry, what can be done to change it, and what advice they’d give someone looking to go into the field.
Tomorrow, March 22, is World Water Day. The day is dedicated as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.Official celebrations of World Water Day will be hosted by the Government of The Netherlands in The Hague.
The Economist recently conducted an interview with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman. The focus of the 20-minute Q&A was how do we win the war for talent?I've been covering the manufacturing industry for 16 years and that question has been on the lips of nearly every manufacturing guru and leader.
Last week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and a chat with my editor got me thinking about what breed is most loved among chemical engineers.
I don't mind winter, but I do hate the pasty-white skin I sport during these cold months. I remember my grandmother used to slather herself with Q.T. (quick tan in a bottle from Coppertone). Then my brother and I would wait for her to turn orange – we'd marvel at...
"I am woman hear me roar." Those lyrics always come to mind when I read about achievements women have made in the workplace. Imagine the roar you'll hear at the STEP Ahead – Women in Manufacturing awards reception when 122 women are honored for their achievements in the manufacturing industry.
I'm a kid of the 1980s. I grew up wearing super-bright shirts, socks, shoes and accessories and I had my share of black-light posters that glowed in the dark. While my attire was bright, apparently I wasn't.