Explore the role chemistry has played in everyday life through biographies of those who have advanced our understanding, chemistry activities, and online resources.
Meet the unfamiliar scientists behind some very familiar discoveries. The Scientists You Must Know film series features Arnold O. Beckman, Bob Gore, Gordon Moore, Robert Langer, and George Rosenkranz. View video profiles of each scientist today. A full web presence, including related materials from CHF’s awards program and our extensive collections of oral histories, scientific instruments, and artifacts will be available in January 2015.
Iconic Innovators features oral biographies of modern scientists, educators, and leaders who have helped change the world through their contributions to the chemical and molecular sciences.
Explore the story of chemistry across centuries.
Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate the common element that catalyzed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science.
These short films and accompanying web resources offer a glimpse into the wide array of professions available in chemistry and related sciences and encourage viewers to consider studying chemistry as a way to positively affect the great environmental, medical, and technological challenges of our times.
CHF gratefully acknowledges project support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for The Catalyst Series: Women in Chemistry.
Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women in science. From students striving for degrees to scientists looking back on their careers, this audio library captures triumphs, challenges, and insights in short, conversational interviews.
Common objects have stories to tell us—about how they came to be and how they influenced lives and even the very shape and texture of our societies. Thanks to Chemistry uncovers the chemistry and the history hidden inside the stuff of our lives.
Plastics have dramatically changed the way we live, but some people question the merits of those changes. Conflicts in Chemistry: The Case of Plastics is a pilot project that engages high school students in this lively debate.
Watch the winning entries in the It’s Elemental video competition.
CHF's Collections are featured in Chemistry Now, an online resource for students and teachers.