Monthly Archives: November 2015

Yellow Scope, Portland-based maker of chemistry kits for girls, in running for top educational toy award

Portland-based Yellow Scope’s Foundation Chemistry Kit is in the running for the 2016 Educational Toy of the Year Award, presented by the Toy Industry Association. Yellow Scope, which makes science kits for girls, has been highlighted on Science In Portland … Continue reading

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Radiochemistry a highlight of remaining fall chemistry seminars in Portland area

Portland-area university chemistry departments are winding down their fall series of seminars, but there are still opportunities to catch a couple more through December. Portland State University’s chemistry department will host Jeanne Link, a professor of diagnostic radiology and director … Continue reading

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New biotech incubator in Vancouver

Always interesting to see new plans by government to help out small biotech companies. An article by OPB’s Conrad Wilson: The Port of Vancouver, Washington, announced Monday it will start construction on a new life sciences center. Port officials said … Continue reading

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Wildlife commissioners nix Oregon wolves’ endangered species status

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Nov. 9 to remove gray wolves from the state’s list of endangered species. Wildlife biologists had determined that the state’s known gray wolf population of 81 had recovered enough to meet standards for de-listing. … Continue reading

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Portland’s Yellow Scope featured at packed Women in Science mixer

Women in Science’s Portland chapter hosted the second installment of its biannual Mixer Happy Hour events for 2015 on Nov. 11 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Women from various scientific disciplines or who support scientific institutions — … Continue reading

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Viruses do more than cause colds; check out their usefulness to materials science at an ACS dinner lecture

When it comes to making stuff on a nanoscale, humans ain’t got nothin’ on viruses. Those little wonders of the microscopic world outpace anything human chemists can produce to date in terms of output and quality control on a tiny … Continue reading

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Portland’s Women in Science set to mix it up at biannual networking event

To the ladies involved in science in Portland and the folks (including the fellas) who support them, are you ready to mix it up and network? Women in Science’s Portland chapter is hosting the second of its biannual Mixer Happy … Continue reading

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