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Afte r graduating from university, I did not have a set career path in mind except that I knew the lab was not for me (too clumsy!) but I wanted to contribute to something that helps people and makes a positive impact. I had dabbled a little in editing while at university and started my own blog, which inspired me to apply for jobs in publishing. My first job was ... more...
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Publishing Editor Blog Jul 18, 2019 11:45 AM BST
  Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month in the Spotlight we have information about your new logos and how to use them. As always, full-length Spotlight articles will be published on the RSC Networks Newsletter blog . This month’s ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jul 1, 2019 10:00 AM BST
Updated member group logos We’re pleased to be rolling out the updated logos to our member groups, and you should have received these by email from the Networks team last week, along with some guidance on how to use them. You’ll notice that the format of the logos is slightly different from the previous versions. This is because through our extensive ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jul 1, 2019 10:00 AM BST
After my degree I knew that a career in the lab was not for me but I wanted to stay in touch with science. A lot of different roles accommodate this but I thought publishing looked interesting and diverse, and over 10 years later I am still here! I started working on Databases and then moved into working on the production side of journals before being trained ... more...
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Publishing Editor Blog Jun 6, 2019 12:41 PM BST
Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month in the spotlight we have information about the new process for awarding long-standing members their 40-year Gold Badges. This month’s Newsletter contains:   Upcoming Administration Deadlines ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jun 3, 2019 10:29 AM BST
The June 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about the revised process for recognising long-standing members with commemorative Gold Badges.  Contact our Membership team at membership@rsc.org   with any comments or questions. The Royal Society of Chemistry has 50,000 members spread across the globe, and we could not deliver our purpose ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jun 3, 2019 8:30 AM BST
  Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month in the spotlight we have an update from the Chemists’ Community Fund team about recent changes to the Volunteer Framework and their ongoing activities. This month’s Newsletter contains:   ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter May 2, 2019 5:16 PM BST
The May 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about the revised Chemists' Community Fund Volunteer Network Framework from Anna Dearden, the Chemists' Community Fund Manager. Contact Anna and the CCF team at ccfund@rsc.org   with any comments or questions. Over the past year the Chemists’ Community Fund has been consulting with our volunteers to ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter May 2, 2019 5:16 PM BST
This is my list of iPhone (most iPad also) apps which I have installed on my iPhone and iPad mobile devices, most are free. I do not endorse any apps but Chemistry World, ChemSpider, and RSC Mobile (iOS 10.3.3 for latter) are notable. I have recently added NMR Solvent Peaks to aid identification of 'unknown peaks'. Furthermore, see http://molmatinf.com/products.html#valence  for a range of 'Molecular Materials Informatics' related apps. I have also added the USA EPA apps: CompTox Mobile https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comptox-mobile/id1179517689?mt=8  and m/z EPA CompTox  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/m-z-epa-comptox/id1148436331?mt=8 . Also added is ChemTube3D  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemtube3d/id1291952162?mt=8 . Update: The very latest iPhone/iPad apps to be added are the well-known Organic Syntheses  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-syntheses/id1087152400?mt=8  and Isotope Browser by IAEA  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isotope-browser/id943890538?mt=8 NMR Solvent Peaks  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nmr-solvent-peaks/id1293462223?mt=8 ACS Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/acs-mobile/id355382930?mt=8 C&EN Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/c-en-mobile/id451789640?mt=8     Chemical Safety Data Sheets – ICSC http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemical-safety-data-sheets/id405208132?mt=8   Chemistry By Design  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-by-design-target-synthesis-database/id451791347?mt=8   Chemistry World http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-world/id491655965?mt=8   ChemSpider http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemspider/id458878661?mt=8   Isotope Browser  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isotope-browser/id943890538?mt=8   Molecules http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/molecules/id284943090?mt=8   Organic Chemistry Essentials http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-chemistry-essentials/id390821660?mt=8   Reagents – Metamolecular http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reagents/id453336174?mt=8   RSC Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8   ReactionFlash http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reactionflash/id432080813?mt=8   At the first time of compiling this list and posting in 2012, and after later edits and additions, all the links to the apps were still valid. However, since then, some iPhone apps may no longer work (after iOS 12 updates) but will still work using iOS 10. My older iPad 4 still uses iOS 10.3.3 and all the iOS apps work there. If you use a Windows or Mac PC, or Android platform, please check and let me know of any problems with the links, or if any apps are no longer available, also of any appropriate new apps that can be added to the above list. There is still no MyRSC mobile app and so you can save a screen image from the link  http://my.rsc.org/home  and using Safari on iOS devices and adding the image to the screen of the iOS device. Thank you. more...
Posted by Robert Slinn on Organic, General, and Analytical Chemistry Apr 1, 2019 2:07 AM BST
The April 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Anna Aldred, RSC Public Engagement Officer. Contact Anna and the IYPT team at outreach@rsc.org   with any comments or questions. IYPT is well underway, and we have been delighted to see all the activity ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Mar 29, 2019 4:54 PM GMT
  Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month in the spotlight we have an update about our activities for International Year of the Periodic Table from Anna Aldred, our Public Engagement Officer. As always, full-length Spotlight articles ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Mar 29, 2019 4:54 PM GMT
The March 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about the Royal Society of Chemistry brand refresh. Contact the Networks team at networks@rsc.org with any comments or questions.   We’re very excited to announce that you will soon be seeing the results of our recent work to update our brand and logo. About a year ago, we began the process of refreshing ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Feb 28, 2019 5:48 PM GMT
  Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month in the spotlight we have a special update from our Corporate Communications team about the about the Royal Society of Chemistry brand refresh. This month’s Newsletter contains:   Upcoming ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Feb 28, 2019 5:38 PM GMT
In my last post, I promised to expose one of my failures, so let us start. If nothing else, it might be a lesson for those beginning their adventure in research. It all started properly with the start of my PhD. I had previously done some research while still an undergraduate, without a lot of success and I think that was because my supervisor was using me to ... more...
Posted by Ian Miller on Alternative interpretations Feb 9, 2019 10:43 PM GMT
The February 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Anna Aldred, RSC Public Engagement Officer. Contact Anna and the IYPT team at outreach@rsc.org  with any comments or questions. The International Year of the Periodic Table is now underway! The ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 31, 2019 2:24 PM GMT
The February 2019 Networks Newsletter sees a special update from the Regions team about the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Coordinators and how they can support member networks. You can find your find your local Education Coordinator here . From improving teacher confidence and recruiting the next generation of chemistry teachers to ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 31, 2019 2:07 PM GMT
Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter! This Newsletter is to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives; you are receiving the Newsletter as the role of network. This month in the spotlight we have a special update from our Regions team about the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Coordinators and how ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 31, 2019 2:06 PM GMT
Dear all, Welcome to the first edition of the Networks Newsletter for 2019 and happy International Year of the Periodic Table! This month we have a special update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Gemma Wood and an update about the RSC Publishing Author Experience Project from Journals ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 7, 2019 12:00 PM GMT
A long time ago, when computers were memory challenged, I got my son a computer game in which the characters aged, and according to the instructions after so much playing they were useless for anything except sitting around the campfire telling stories. I sometimes wonder if I have reached this stage. Whatever, for some reason I seem to be fixated on ... more...
Posted by Ian Miller on Alternative interpretations Jan 5, 2019 10:41 PM GMT
If you work in a school or college in the UK or Ireland, then you could get support to organise your own event to benefit yourself and other local teachers or technicians.  By applying to the new Chemistry Teaching Event Empowerment fund, you could get up to £700 (€750) to fund your event and cover costs for your planning time.  Your local Education ... more...
Posted by Emily Howe on Elementary Articles Jan 4, 2019 4:32 PM GMT