AudreyK Posted June 26, 2012 Share Posted June 26, 2012 So, after a very successful undergraduate career in chemistry (3.9 GPA, ACS poster presentation, pretty intense fNMR research, contributor to two relatively major publications) ... I decided to go and "follow my passion" and doing social change work for ten years. It was fun, and I'm glad I did it, but at 30, I still miss science, and realize the stupidity of trying to make a life and career out of "changing the world." I'm not quitting my day job yet, but I want to get back into chemistry, perhaps with a focus on organic chemistry and/or environmental (particularly water) chemistry or chemical engineering with a focus on sustainability technologies and applications. As you have probably already guessed, I'll probably have to take some refresher undergraduate courses (10 years since doing any calculus means I'm very rusty) ... Where do I start? Any recommendations for returning to the field after an extended time away? any recommendations as to foci or areas in which to focus. In undergrad, physical chemistry was my forte - the precision was perfect for me. ANY advice is welcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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