Make Everyday Connections to Chemistry

We know that chemistry is a part of our everyday lives, but others may not see the connection. Non-scientists might recognize plastics and gasoline as a product of chemists, but might not see the chemistry that goes into a safe supply of food and water.

You can shed light on these important connections.

When you hear someone marvel at the changes in technology over their lifetime, point out the advances in materials, medicines and other products that are a result of chemical research. If you’re discussing a news story about the environment, point out the advantages of green chemistry as a way to reduce waste and improve efficiency. Take the time to tell others that chemists are involved in many of today’s most pressing issues and advances.

As a Chemistry Ambassador, you can turn casual conversations into opportunities to introduce others to chemistry’s positive contributions to the world. It only takes a few minutes to tell your story about being a chemist.

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Read more about facts, talking points and messages you can share with others about chemistry

Review sample scripts to make casual conversations count in Tell Your Story and Tell It Often.

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