Lord Rayleigh famously explained why the sky is blue. He was also a Nobel Prize recipient, but for a completely different reason. In 1894, he discovered (quite accidently) a new element, the inert gas argon. This story is one I Continue reading How to kick off a lecture and get students engaged
Preamble: If I estimate where my wealth would be if I chose a vocation over undergraduate and graduate school, I could easily have bought a house by now. After five years at university and two bachelor’s degrees under my belt, Continue reading What’s wrong with learning a trade?
The other day I received a text message from my good friend and former lab-mate who is now teaching undergraduate Chemistry courses at a liberal arts university. He asked for my help with getting some supplies together for a trip Continue reading The Reality of Faculty Burnout
Future of the University One thing I believe should change in higher education… I believe higher education in the United States should be not-for-profit. I say this, even after reviewing the rather short list of “for profit” colleges and universities Continue reading Who profits from higher education?
I’d Be an ‘A’ Student if I Could Just Read My Notes – The Wall Street Journal March 12, 2018, author: Melissa Korn When it comes to the debate over laptops in the classroom, I feel like I have heard Continue reading I’d Be an ‘A’ Student if I Could Just Read My Notes
Can you spot the fake? Look close enough and you might find something disconcerting about the below image: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/science/cancer-carlo-croce.html I would like to preface this blog by saying that blogging is tough. Whenever I start writing my blog, I find Continue reading Can you spot the fake? – Ethics in Science Research
Approaching the assignment to review mission statements of higher education institutions, I first considered comparing the mission of a two-year community college, small private college, and four-year university. Then, after reading the mission statements of my alma mater, West Virginia Continue reading The influence of sports in mission statements of universities with top Division I men’s basketball programs
My name is Kristen Felice. I am a 5th year graduate student pursuing my PhD in Chemistry. I grew up on Long Island, New York and attended West Virginia University for undergrad. I have B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Forensic and Continue reading Introduction