August 27, 2014

5:35 AM | I love our members
As the title suggests, I love the members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, our members, our community. I am on my last day in the fair city of Glasgow having done our first careers hub of the autumn. Whilst the focus is on careers consultations and actually getting to the places you live to support you we also have talks and networking, to help you find out more about the local people in your city/area. Last night for our Profiles in Chemistry talk we had David McMullan from Scottish Water. […]

August 21, 2014

4:07 PM | Field Testing a Phantom II Quadcopter Drone for Scientific Research
When was the last time you had fun doing field research? What’s that you say? Not ever? Then you probably haven’t tried using a quadcopter drone yet. A quadcopter drone is a remotely-operated, miniature helicopter that is lifted and propelled by … Continue reading →

August 19, 2014

7:26 PM | Using Video to Crowdfund Scientific Research
Are you like a lot of scientists who are struggling to fund your research or find collaborators to share ideas and costs? If you are, then you might be interested in new platforms that bring researchers together with fellow scientists, … Continue reading →

August 11, 2014

8:32 AM | Managing expectations
Being realistic in your expectations   We are told to aim for the stars; that we can do anything we want with our career. I know because I say it to people I speak to; I do however add a caveat: you will need to be realistic.   We all have expectations, of the people we know, our friends and colleagues, our family; the TV we watch; the food we eat; even the service we expect as a customer. For most of the time we don’t give these expectations a second thought; that is until we […]
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