Chemistry Graduate School Application Checklist

At least a year before you submit your graduate school applications, you should start researching schools and building a checklist. Below are a few things to keep in mind. 1. Conduct Web Search to Find the Right Graduate School The majority of graduate school departments have extensive websites of their graduate programs. You can also...
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Understanding the Engineering Method

Engineers and Scientists are often talked about as if they are interchangeable, but it is important for students who are considering a STEM related career to understand that there are actually very significant differences between the two. One way to examine the differences is to look at the methods associated with each. In the book...
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Do You Want to Become a Teacher?

During the last ten years the teaching field has been shifting and adjusting to new changes and pressures. The following statement often comes up from prospective teachers: “I really want to be a teacher, but there is a lot of pressure and scrutiny placed on teachers nowadays.” In another instance a prospective teacher will share...
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Don’t Follow Your Passion

Do I have your attention? This advice is just the opposite of accepted wisdom. It’s curmudgeon stuff, but read on and you’ll understand. Talent is a Curse My lifelong observation confirms that natural-born talent increases your life’s struggles as often as not. Natural talent can be a curse that deludes you into believing your innate...
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Search Tips for Students & Educators

Google processes an average of 40,000 search queries every second. This equates to 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Do we utilize Google and other search engines correctly? Have you thought about ways to improve your Internet searches? In general, web literacy refers to the knowledge and use of specific skills needed to locate, evaluate,...
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3 Keys to Christian Partnerships

Christian living is all about interdependence.  Paul uses the analogy of the human body in I Corinthians 12 to explain how individuals are to cooperate within the church.  In various places in the New Testament epistles we see the same interdependence on an organizational level.  The European churches needed the instruction of the Jerusalem church...
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Adventures Abroad

Departing from the comfort of campus and embarking on a journey to distant and unknown territory can be just as terrifying as it is rewarding. For many students, the college experience simply is not complete without traveling abroad. Whether for mission oriented trips or study abroad programs, students have several opportunities for travel. Here are...
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Why Computer Science is in Your Future

One of the most frequent questions I get from my students is why should I study or major in computer science? The Internet has exploded in the last 15 years and with it, so has the use of computers and computing related devices to get online. The Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational...
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