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Chemistry affects us all, whether we study it or not—and that’s what DeVonna Gatlin wants everyone to know. She has made it her goal to spread the knowledge of chemistry—the ‘chemistry of life’—to all people, especially minority groups who may not be exposed to the field.
Some graduate students call the warmer months “summer break.” Others call them “summer semester.” Either way, everyone deserves a vacation from the stress of the regular school year. And no, zoning out to a marathon of your favorite Netflix series doesn’t count as a vacation—however tempting that may be. We usually define “vacation” as a trip to somewhere far away, but you can find a mini-getaway in your own backyard (and save some money, too!). Whether it’s an adrenaline-spiking rollercoaster or a Sunday morning trip to the farmer’s market, getting out in the sun can make you more productive when it’s time to get back to work. Forget about the semantics of “summer break” vs. “summer semester”—let’s all take a “summer vacation.”
If you want to separate the real facts from the “alternative,” science is your biggest and best asset. This is easier said than done when our Facebook pages are constantly saturated with misinformation. What resources can we trust to supply fair and balanced scientific facts in a time when that trust seems ill-advised? Project: Citizen Science answers this call for trustworthy, accessible scientific information. This multidisciplinary group aims to increase the public’s understanding of science by using “art and storytelling to bring science to the public.”