Thinkery21 – Spy School

The CGC had a great time volunteering at another fun Thinkery21 event. This month the theme was Spy School, so we presented a poster and activity about invisible ink! Visitors were tasked with discovering our volunteers’ real identities by revealing invisible messages.


Spy students trying out some invisible ink techniques. Emily explains the types and history of invisible ink.

Logan prepares the purple cabbage indicator. Invisible face designs on Olja, Jon, and Chris.


Jon, Joey, and Olja looking good under UV irradiation!


Mindfulness Yoga Sessions

The CGC is hosting two mindfulness yoga classes for chemistry graduate students this semester! Minimal movement will be required so feel free to come in your work clothes. Mindfulness is a great way to help manage your stress levels through the day. We would love to have you there!

Session 1:

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

10:30-11:30 AM

WEL Old Library

Session 2:

Friday, December 8th, 2017

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

FNT 1.104


Non-academic Seminars

The CGC is happy to announce student-sponsored non-academic seminars for the 2017 year! We have invited speakers in each of the subdivisions to give a departmental seminar. Be sure to attend and reach out to the student host if you are interested in your group meeting with the speaker during their visit.

Follow the links to learn more about the speaker.


Seth Darling, Argonne National Laboratory

Hosted by Jon Bender (

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 PM in WEL 2.122

Refreshments served at 3:15 PM


Nathan Neale, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Hosted by Joseph Gurrentz (

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 PM in WEL 2.122

Refreshments served at 3:15 PM


Scheduled date TBA

Mock Interview Marathon 2016

Are you interested in an industry career? If so, you know that nailing your dream job requires excellent interview skills. The Council of Graduate Chemists wants to make sure UT students are the best candidates in the job market.  We are giving you the opportunity to sharpen those skills by practicing interviewing with current industry management professionals who will give you immediate feedback on your performance.  Check our events page for more information!

Thinkery 21 – The Science of Sex

The CGC participated in Thinkery 21 this month themed around the science of sex. There are food trucks and a cash bar in addition to booths hosted by local organizations ranging from the science behind pheromones, aphrodisiacs, and lube, to learning about the history of Austin’s own Red Light district. Our booth focused on the chemistry and physics of lube.

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