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Calculator.com is a great resource for all subjects that call for a calculator. The collection of chemistry calculators is broken down into different fundamental concepts. It’s helpful for all chemistry levels, from introductory chemistry, to higher level endeavors in such topics as quantum numbers and advanced stoichiometry.

Art Olson, a professor at The Scripps Research Institute, explains “understanding the body helps us keep people well and to cure people who are sick.” Olson creates 3-D models that provide insight into how molecules interact. These models are useful in Ebola and HIV research.

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Sandra Encalada, assistant professor at Scripps Research Institute, wanted to be a scientist since she was a child. Her labs study the process of which components of the cell move from one location of the cell to another.

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A resource for educators and students.  ChemCollective provides content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can find the site helpful for reviewing and learning chemistry concepts via  virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials.

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The Webby Awards, aka the “Oscars of the Internet,” were announced on Monday. Winners include two New York City teenage girls who created the video game “Tampon Run“.

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Google’s demographics report shows that diversity in STEM programs is lacking. In an article by Kathy Pierre posted on College.USAToday.com, “according to Google’s blog, 70% of its approximately 50,000 employees worldwide are men. Of its U.S. employees, 61% are white, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic and 2% black.”

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According to an article by Sean Bryant in Investopedia, Denver, Colorado is the top place for college grads to land their first job.

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