Book 2014

Mom the Chemistry Professor

Personal Accounts and Advice from Chemistry Professors who are Mothers

ISBN: 978-3-319-06043-9 (Print) 978-3-319-06044-6 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Personal Accounts and Advice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-18

      Equilibrium and Stress: Balancing One Marriage, a “Two-Body Problem,” and Three Children

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      Pages 19-27

      If at First You Don’t Succeed, Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams …

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      Pages 29-42

      My Circus: Please Note That I Have No Formal Training in Juggling

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      Chapter

      Pages 43-52

      Planned Serendipity

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      Chapter

      Pages 53-62

      Mother and Community College Professor

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      Pages 63-72

      Chemistry in the Family

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      Pages 73-82

      Upward Bound to a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Beyond

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      Pages 83-93

      The Window of Opportunity

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      Pages 95-101

      Wanting It All …

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      Pages 103-111

      Taking an Unconventional Route?

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      Chapter

      Pages 113-127

      From the Periodic Table to the Dinner Table

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      Chapter

      Pages 129-138

      Encounters of the Positive Kind

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      Pages 139-148

      The Long and Winding Road

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      Pages 149-163

      I Finally Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

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      Pages 165-187

      My Not-So-Secret Double-Life as a Chemistry Professor and Mom

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      Pages 189-197

      Remarkable, Delightful, Awesome: It Will Change Your Life, Not Overnight but Over Time

  3. Safety in the Lab

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

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      Chapter

      Pages 201-209

      Safety and Motherhood in the Chemistry Research Lab