Fun things about being a chemistry professor

One fun thing about being a chemistry professor is going to students’ defenses! The defense is mostly a celebration of accomplishments. Sure sure, there are a few tough questions. The toughest ones are usually the ones asked with the introduction – just because I’m curious…. or I don’t know the answer to this….

Today, I attended a PhD defense. “The candidate” presented some really good results of depositing gold nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes! Some great results! I always leave a good defense smiling, especially if I liked the cookies!


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I'm a mom and a chemistry professor, and I love to ride bikes! On July 29th, 2011, I received the news that I have breast cancer. This is my blog....
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