Job Search Update

After a hectic two months of applying and interviewing for jobs, I am happy to say that I just submitted my official acceptance of an offer to become an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Macalester College!

It is crazy to think that a little over a year ago, I was still a naive graduate student trying to convince everyone around me about my pursuit of a career at a research-focused liberal arts college, and that it has somehow all worked out in the end. I am grateful to everyone who gave me advice while I was writing my applications and I hope that I will have a chance to pay it forward.

Favorite Element

I spent the month of July teaching a General Chemistry class for the EXCEL program. It was a ton of fun, and I’ve learned a lot of little things about running a class. On the final, I had a “fun” question about favorite elements… Keep reading for some of the answers that students put down: (more…)