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Dec 25, 2019

Hurricane Katrina was devastating on several levels, but it was the  event that freed Dr. Calvin Mackie and enabled him to walk in his purpose.  A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Dr. Mackie has a passion educating others on the boundless opportunities in STEM.    He created STEM-NOLA to expose, inspire and engage...


Dec 18, 2019

The process of reflecting on successes and lessons learned that have occurred throughout the year enable us to set more realistic goals for the upcoming year.   What worked well?  What didn't go as planned?  What can you do differently to achieve a better outcome?  As 2019 comes to a close, what have you learned will...


Dec 18, 2019

Jahari Soward had always considered herself a chemist, so when a colleague suggested that she consider recruiting, she was initially offended.  Fast forward a few years, and she now owns her own career development and search firm .  She realized that the skills that enabled her to be a good chemists were transferable...


Dec 11, 2019

When Clarice (Claire) Phelps received her undergraduate degree in chemistry, she had no idea that it would lead to her being the first African American woman to be on a team that discovered a new element on the periodic table. 

She is currently a researcher and program manager in the the Nuclear Materials Processing...