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What is Chemistry?

Do you know someone whose life was saved by the injection of epinephrine after a bee sting, an airbag, or tempered glass, which doesn't shatter on impact? Then you need to thank a chemist. From Jobweb.com 

Chemistry (from Greek χημε?α khemeia[1] meaning "alchemy") is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as molecules, crystals, and metals. Chemistry deals with the composition and statistical properties of such structures, as well as their transformations and interactions to become materials encountered in everyday life. Chemistry also deals with understanding the properties and interactions of individual atoms with the purpose of applying that knowledge at the macroscopic level. According to modern chemistry, the physical properties of materials are generally determined by their structure at the atomic scale, which is itself defined by interatomic forces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemistry


CWU Chemistry Department 
 

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Related Major Skills
Developing theoriesConduct research
Attending to dataAdapt well to frequent change
CuriosityUtilizing formulas
Process dataWork independently and in groups
Oral and written communicationScience and math ability
PerseveranceAnalytical skills
Follow through skillsPerform experiments
Observation and decision makingTechnological skills
Remain objective 

Chemistry education majors should also develop skills involving planning and the ability to adapt teaching methods and modalities to the various learning styles of students 

 

Job & Internship Search Links
 

The American Society of Forensic Sciences: http://www.aafs.org 

ChemJobs.net: http://www.chemjobs.net 

Chemistry jobs: http://www.chemistryjobs.com 

IE3 Global Internships: http://ie3global.ous.edu/ 

Nature jobs: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs 

New Scientist Jobs: http://www.newscientistjobs.com/jobs/default.aspx 

JobSpectrum from the American Chemical Society: http://www.cen-chemjobs.org 

Science Careers: comprehensive databases: http://www.sciencecareers.org 

Chemistry internships at Pfizer: http://www.pfizer.com/careers/ 

Agricultural Biotech Chemical Job List: http://www.nationjob.com/ag 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Career Engineer: http://www.aiche.org/apps/careerengineer/index.asp 

Proctor & Gamble: http://www.pg.com/jobs/sectionmain.jhtml 

Amgen: http://wwwext.amgen.com/careers/ 

Biospace Jobs: http://www.biospace.com/ 

Rite Aid: http://www.riteaid.com/careers/ 

NASA Jobs: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/learning/index.html

Chem Seer: http://www.chemseer.com/chemistryjobs/vacancies.shtml 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science: http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/ 

The American Chemical Society: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content 

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: http://www.aacc.org/Pages/default.aspx

Academic Careers Online: http://www.academiccareers.com 

Association of Science-Technology Centers: http://www.astc.org/profdev/jobs/jobs.htm 

International Crime Scene Investigators Association: http://www.icsia.org/jobposts.html 

Crime Sceen Investigators: http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/employment.html

FBI Job Listings: www.fbijobs.com 

Environmental Careers: www.environmentalcareer.com/states.htm 

Medzilla: http://medzilla.com 

National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/ 

National Institute of Health: http://www.training.nih.gov/

Office of Science: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/sci_ed.htm

Journal of Biological Chemistry: http://www.jbc.org/

Sloan Foundation Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: http://www.careercornerstone.org/ 

PhDs.org: http://www.phds.org/ 

Chemists and Materials Scientists from the Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos049.htm 

Science Technicians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos115.htm 

Teachers-Postsecondary from the Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos066.htm 

Society of Toxicology - Resource Guide: http://www.toxicology.org/ai/apt/careerguide.asp