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High-level commission discusses future of graduate education in the chemical sciences

February 5, 2013

Members of an American Chemical Society commission will discuss the need for radical changes to graduate education in the chemical sciences at a colloquium in Madison Feb. 7.

Noted chemistry educator delivers Christmas ‘Science is Fun’ lectures

November 8, 2012

Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri will give his 43rd Christmas "Science is Fun" presentation Dec. 1 and 2 on the UW–Madison campus.

In static friction, chemistry is key to stronger bonds

November 6, 2012

Inspired by phenomena common to both earthquakes and atomic force microscopy, University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers have learned that chemical reactions between two silicon dioxide surfaces cause the bonds at that interface to "age," or strengthen gradually over time.