Education and Profession

My mom always said I’d be a chemist because, beginning at the age of 4, I would drag all the containers out of the kitchen cabinets and pour liquids from one to another…

Click on the links to the right to see more details of how my interest in chemistry grew into my profession.

Another educational program that I’ve been involved with over the past few years is the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.  For the past several years, I’ve been a judge for student applications for Davidson Fellows in the chemistry and biochemistry area, and I have to tell you, these kids are all extremely talented and it just makes the judging all that much more difficult.

I’m a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and I’m active in the Northern California Association of PBK.



  1. Good ideas. Need to be exact in who wants what and who can supply what talent. Schools need to know what talents are needed in the future 5 years, 10 years if possible.

  2. Emil A. Laswton says:

    Your proposals are pragmatic, sensible but reactive to a worlds and economy that has changed and not for the better. This may be the best that can be done in the current situation. I shall write you separately to explain.

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