Book Review: The Triumph of Doubt

I read a science book and wrote a review for Chemistry World. See it here: https://www.chemistryworld.com/review/the-triumph-of-doubt-dark-money-and-the-science-of-deception/4012115.article....

Graduating Senior : Joseph McEachon

And the second (and last) 2020 graduate of the Pollock lab is chemistry major Joseph McEachon. Joseph joined the research lab during his first year at UR. I like to say that he was chosen to join the lab for 2 main reasons: 1) He is a man and the rest of the lab...

Graduating Senior : Cassidy Hilton

It is that time of the year again, when seniors are finishing up their coursework and preparing for the next steps in their careers. This year is a particularly strange one with COVID-19 impacting higher education (and the entire world!). Our seniors are not on campus...

Tenured!

I am happy and honored to say that I have officially been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor! It has been a whirlwind of work, stress, fun, and every emotion over the past 6 years since I started at University of Richmond. Thank you to my colleagues...

A New Year (and a New Decade)

Happy New Year! I cannot believe that we are starting 2020. When I look back on the previous decade, I think about all of the changes in my life – personal and professional. On the latter side: I graduated with a Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University in...

Holiday Party 2019

Every year, I enjoy hosting the Pollock lab research students for a short study break filled with good food and fun conversation. It typically takes place the Sunday before finals begin. Last year, we were snowed out (in Virginia?!?) but this year it went on as...

Tekniska Museet Stockholm Trip

As part of my project while studying abroad to observe how science is presented to the public in other countries, I traveled to Stockholm two weekends ago. There, I visited Tekniska Museet or The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology. Compared to the...
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