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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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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Chemistry, Religion & the Trinity

Ever notice in chemistry and science, how some things “come in three’s”? Let’s take a brief quiz… 1. How many basic parts of the atom are there? 3 – Protons, Neutrons, Electrons 2. How many phases of matter are there? 3 – Solid, Liquid, Gas 3. How many types of elements are there? 3 – Metals, Non-Metals, Semi-conductors...
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How to Choose a Counselor

When you or a loved one is experiencing emotional or mental health issues, it is imperative to choose a counselor. This can be a daunting task because research has shown that there is not always a clear correlation between training and successful outcomes in therapy. Differing research has identified that successful outcomes in therapy can...
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5 Household Experiments for Kids

Alka-Seltzer Rockets Ever wanted to hold a rocket in your hand? Well, now you can! These powerful rockets are powered by a reaction of Alka-Seltzer and water that produces gas (carbon dioxide). The gas expands and the rocket lifts off! Carbon dioxide is what is used to keep your sodas fizzy. Materials Needed: Safety goggles...
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Common Counseling Myths

Although perceptions are changing, many people still consider counseling to be the last resort for mentally weak or dysfunctional people. They believe that we should be able to manage our personal and relational problems without involving some stranger who does not even know them. That is a common myth about counseling, and nothing could be...
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Engineering in Everyday Life

One of the most common questions I get asked by engineering students is “What is engineering?” A close second is “How does engineering relate to my life?” The most fundamental definition of an engineer is someone who creates solutions to the problems faced by humanity. A group of students in my freshmen class created a...
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