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ACS Travel Awards to EuCheMS

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naehh
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I discovered the best in chemistry with ACS!

The last day of congress was good. It ended up with the final plenary talk by Grubbs and closing ceremony. Even though it was not my field of research, I enjoyed listening to his research.  I watched his lecture three years ago, talking about his future w

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Culture-Day 5

Experiencing a new country involves using all of one’s senses. New sights, sounds, and tastes are abundant.  I particularly enjoy trying the food of the region and my trip to the Czech Republic was no different.

My first experience with Czech cuisine was

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Our group of travel award winners visited the American Embassy in Prague to learn about funding and research opportunities in the Czech Republic and across Europe. I live by the philosophy that one needs to put oneself in the line of opportunity, and I fo

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naehh
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The plenary talk by Roger Tsien, 2008 Nobel Prize winner, was fantastic. I liked the way he involved us with his work. He talked about different research that was done by his group and collaborators, and it was totally easy to follow without getting bored

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naehh
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Our group went to US Embassy to discuss funding and scholarship opportunities in to have a meeting with Czech Republic agent. They talked about how we can apply for different scholarships, and do more studies in the Czech Republic. Then it was followed by

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donahue
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Last day to blog. I woke up later than planned but I made it to the morning plenary lecture anyway.  Then I attended sessions in the organic chemistry and educational chemistry areas, including Steve Meyer’s presentation on the GREET program. In the after

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donahue
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The day began with the plenary lecture by Roger Tsien, 2008 Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of the green fluorescent protein.  This was a phenomenal lecture and a lot of work toward imaging has been done to make cancer surgeries more successful.  The

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donahue
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Today our group met people at the US Embassy to discuss funding and scholarship opportunities for research abroad in the Czech Republic.  Then we ate lunch, did some shopping at a mall called Palladium (a mall with an element name – how cool is that!!), a

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donahue
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We started out the day with a breakfast at the Corinthia Hotel with Madeleine Jacobs who discussed chemistry careers, her personal story in great and fascinating detail, and the importance of gaining leadership skills and networking to move ahead in our c

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donahue
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Well today is my birthday and we took a wonderful tour of Prague Castle, Old Town, and New Town. It was a walking tour so we did a LOT of walking, but saw some beautiful architecture.  I took so many pictures that my batteries went dead.  Then six of us (

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donahue
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This is the first time I have travelled internationally (besides Canada, which doesn’t count since it is connected to the U.S.) and I would like to describe the differences in the hotel in Prague compared to American hotels.  The rooms are quite a bit sma

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steve795
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While my other blog posts have been far afield from chemistry, I did actually learn some things about science at the EuCheMS chemistry congress!  As a reference for myself and any interested parties, I have listed a few exceptional talks I went to, along

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mkern
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The first couple of days in Prague were a whirlwind. It was mostly a jetlag blur of meeting lots of people, getting acquainted with the public transportation and trying to take in the breathtaking beauty of Prague. After a few days in Prague, I am started

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mkern
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A very exciting aspect of this experience in Prague organized by the ACS is the focus on professional development. Today we went to the US Embassy here in Prague to learn about funding opportunities in the Czech Republic and all of Europe. The format and

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vlmooney
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Well, the 4th EuCheMS congress has ended, and I must say, it has been a wonderful experience. The range of topics presented during this conference was surprising. There was everything from synthesis, to chemistry and the environment, to ethics in chemistr

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