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CHF staff and scholars provide a behind-the-scenes guide to activities at CHF, with reflections on science education, provocative explorations of chemistry in the wider world, and much more.

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Rubber Matters: Solving the World War II Rubber Problem 

Rubber Matters, the first Oral History Program online exhibit, recounts the history—the trials and tribulations, the successes and failures—of America’s attempt to address the rubber needs of the armed forces during World War II. 

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Posted In: History

A Heartfelt Congratulations to Helen M. Free

Last week President Obama awarded Helen M. Free with a National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor that the U.S. government can bestow on an American scientist.We were fortunate enough to interview Helen a little over 10 years ago.

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Posted In: History | Policy