It’s been a busy month in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology! We had our spring all-hands meeting at Johns Hopkins University, where we discussed research, did professional development, and enjoyed some in-person team building. We also got to do an outreach event at the Maryland Science Center, where we had a great time talking with members of the public about nanotechnology!
Later in March, many of us attended the 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, where we collectively presented 36 different talks and posters over the course of the five-day conference.
We’ll return to a more regular blog posting schedule soon, but in the meantime here are just a few recent recommended reads from around the internet:
- The Special Challenges of Being Both a Scientist and a Mom – article by Rebecca Calisi in Scientific American, which goes along with her opinion article in PNAS on “How to tackle the childcare–conference conundrum” and a 4-minute video called “Being a Mom While Being a Scientist“
- Failure To Save A Child In Wartime Inspires Wound-Healing Tech – NPR story about how biophysicist Kit Parker developed new wound care technology using soy and cellulose nanofibers
- Keeping Science Honest – editorial from the whistleblowers on a fraudulent research study about fish eating microplastics (you can learn more about some of the real issues around microplastics in the ocean from our podcast interview with Dr. Richard Thompson)
- Why We Scientists Do Instagram – a blog post at From the Lab Bench by Paige Brown Jarreau