UTC: Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Announcing an exciting new book project

Very exciting news! A couple of weeks ago I signed a contract with the Hachette Book Group USA, to adapt Sam Kean’s Disappearing Spoon for young readers. Yeah, THAT Disappearing Spoon! Any chemistry teacher who has ever made a list of non-fiction, extra reading for one of their middle/high school physical science or chemistry classes, […]

Science On Tap #dingleelements

Here’s the Slide Deck form last night’s #dingleelements Science on Tap Talk at National Mechanics here in Philadelphia.   . @adchempages signing this little girl’s shirt and handout is the most adorable thing I’ve seen all day. @ScienceonTapPHL — Ilsa (@socalfirefly) July 13, 2015   Honestly, you really had to be there, but this will […]

Discovering all kinds of things!

I am now two weeks in to my Fellowship at The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, and it has already been an amazing experience. Being exposed to an academic world that is not normally part of my day-to-day routine is itself an extraordinary privilege, but coupling that with the astonishing collections at CHF I […]

Société de Chimie Industrielle Fellowship 2014-15

On July 15th I learned that I has been awarded the 2014-15 Société de Chimie Industrielle Fellowship to be completed at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. My accepted proposal outlines plans for a book that links the discovery of the chemical elements to the people and stories behind them, all in a way […]