“My journey in research; Chasing a chemical high” – Saurja Dasgupta

When I told my eighth-grade teacher, I wanted to get a Ph.D. in Chemistry, he didn’t dismiss my wide-eyed fantasies. Instead, he kept encouraging me throughout the year with books and impromptu discussions, which gradually expanded the meaning of the word ‘Chemistry’ to me. My decision to pursue Chemistry was, in effect, the decision of a naïve thirteen-year-old, who was still learning about pH indicators … Continue reading “My journey in research; Chasing a chemical high” – Saurja Dasgupta

“Rewind Time! Insti In Retrospect” – Aprajita Shukla

When I was asked to write an article about my stay at IITB, I had the same feeling that Naina must have had (a famous character from Yeh Jawani hai deewani). The line from the scene goes like this, “Yaadein ek mithai ki dibbe ki tarah hoti hai..ek baar khula tou sirf ek tukda nhi kha paoge”. ( Memories are like a box full of … Continue reading “Rewind Time! Insti In Retrospect” – Aprajita Shukla

A look-back on my journey – Candid with Prof. Ruchi Anand

1)What is it like being one of the top women scientists in the country? How do you think we can bridge the gender gap in the scientific community? There are many good women scientists in the country and the number is only increasing in every field. I believe it’s the societal pressure that has held them back for so many years. Conventionally women have been … Continue reading A look-back on my journey – Candid with Prof. Ruchi Anand

Subtle differences between the Undergrad & the Grad School – Ruhee D’Cunha, PhD Student, Virginia Tech

Hi there. I’m Ruhee D’Cunha, and I graduated from IIT Bombay with an Integrated Masters in Chemistry in 2016. I’m currently working on a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry at Virginia Tech. I’ve had the opportunity to both learn and teach, in India and the US. And it’s a standard observation that things are very different back home and here in the US. I’d like to … Continue reading Subtle differences between the Undergrad & the Grad School – Ruhee D’Cunha, PhD Student, Virginia Tech

“The Time I Got To Hold Nobel Prize Medal” – Intern Diary – Purdue University – Abhirup Majumdar

Hi there, I’m Abhirup Majumdar, currently a 5th-year student of the BS-MS Dual Degree program in the Chemistry Department. I am here to tell you a tale of the time when I got to hold the Nobel prize medal in my hand. Well, you read it right, I will narrate my story of a summer internship at the Chemistry Department of Purdue University last summer. … Continue reading “The Time I Got To Hold Nobel Prize Medal” – Intern Diary – Purdue University – Abhirup Majumdar