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[*] posted on 19-6-2011 at 23:18
how many females here


I no there is proberly enough polls on this site ,but there is on thing that i am curious about is how many of the members on this site are females.
And it would be interesting to me to see if females are as interested in chemistry as males.
Or maybe when you add your user name you could add m or f at the end .


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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 00:44


I think very little. By 2005 I had a girlfriend who is a lab assistant in a secondary school and had a lab education.
But this is exceptional particularly when you get a relationship with such a girl as well.
But the girl appeared as unpredictable as an unstable chemical with an NFPA704 4-4-5 rating that I broke off the relationship.


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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 01:12


lol very funny

i just cant understand why they would not be interested. because here in australia females just about do all jobs these days.
Its like they do it to say to you we can do anything you can.
i wish i married one like that:D


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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 03:45


I think most are males as well.



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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 04:47


Most women are practical people. Almost everything pursued on this site is impractical.
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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 04:52


Making chemicals and apparatus is more practical than texting and shopping. :D



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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 13:25


I think for the most part they don't see the point... The reason I say this that two of my friends who are girls always say things like "I don't understand you and your chemicals" or the call me a freak for getting beyond excited over UPS delivering sulfuric acid...

Actually come to think of it I wish I had at least one friend who took interest in chemistry... lol I think it is just a very particular hobby and if u like it you love it, and if not... It's just chemicals that sometimes have a "cool" or "pretty" end product!

That being said there are obviously plenty of female chemists and everything else, maybe they just don't like message boards as much as guys? :S who knows!

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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 16:22


I don't think its the lack of interest in forums in general. Just check forums with a more female centric theme, like babycenter and such, they seem to have lots of members. I think it may be the subject. Not chemistry, but (amateur) home chemistry. The topic just seems male oriented, along with pyro. I'm not sure why. None of my friends, co-workers, or wife have an interest in it either. Must just be a relatively rare hobby now a days.


I too long for a real world friend to share the magic of simple chemistering with.

Alas, you text filled rectangles are my only sanctuary from the woes of misunderstanding...:D


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[*] posted on 21-6-2011 at 03:22


I share some chemistry knowledge with my little sister. We're 13 years apart and when she was very young, i would prepare small, colorful experiments for her and that would fascinate her to no end!

Now, she's been a pharmacist for 10 years, owns four drugstores and she gets all excited when I buy her a 100 ml graduated cylinder (she keeps breaking them). In return, she brings me large empty pills jars that I use to store my reagents. I always feel I might have had a tiny bit to do with her success and her knowledge in science in her early years.

I finished college and got into technical school for two years, and ended up being a graphic artist and computer specialist, far away from my early life passions in chemistry and electronics. My sister went much further in her education and I am so proud of her. It's fun when we can "talk shop" a little bit and I discuss about my latest labware acquisitions, and she actually knows what I'm talking about.

But that's it, I have no one else to talk about chemistry. @ Mailinmypocket, I know exactly what you mean about being a freak in the eyes of my friends and neighbors. LOL

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[*] posted on 21-6-2011 at 04:41


dude thats a heck of a story. to have a professional on your side like that is what keeps enthusiasts safe from witch hunters.
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[*] posted on 21-6-2011 at 10:56


At least one :P

Maybe guys simply just assume everyone else is a guy too? ;)

Interestingly, I'm not really the odd one out of my friends. I have pretty crazy friends. A lot of us are also engineers, so that says something about the things we like to do/make/build in our free time :D

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[*] posted on 21-6-2011 at 12:34


Wow I had no idea that we have an international hazard girl on sciencemadness...
Browsing through your posts , saerynide, I must say, you must be one hell of a woman... :D



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[*] posted on 21-6-2011 at 13:13


I once met a female with a keen interest in HE's. Very interesting and strange at the same time.



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Quote: Originally posted by iHME  
I once met a female with a keen interest in HE's. Very interesting and strange at the same time.



Yikes! I bet she had an explosive temperament!




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[*] posted on 21-6-2011 at 22:36


well i would have to say it doesn;t look like there are any female members , i thought it would be low but not zero

well having a relationship with a female that also thrive energetics ,going out getting sloshed and than having an argument !that could be dangerous. :D

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[*] posted on 22-6-2011 at 06:32


Quote: Originally posted by Mailinmypocket  
I think for the most part they don't see the point... The reason I say this that two of my friends who are girls always say things like "I don't understand you and your chemicals" or the call me a freak for getting beyond excited over UPS delivering sulfuric acid...

When my 100% H2SO4 came (yes, "100%" according to merck << 1 sig fig? 3?? *shrug*), I excitedly dug it out from beneath the verm while everyone else backed away :P I wonder if that makes me a freak? lol

Quote: Originally posted by condennnsa  
Wow I had no idea that we have an international hazard girl on sciencemadness...
Browsing through your posts , saerynide, I must say, you must be one hell of a woman... :D

Ahahhaha. Thanks - I'll take that as a compliment :D A lot of fellow females find my interests a bit... crazy... but it seems to attract males :P

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[*] posted on 23-6-2011 at 13:26


Hahaha maybe they think it's hot when you burn magnesium or make thermite? ;)
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[*] posted on 23-6-2011 at 14:05


Advanced Energetic Materials
Committee on Advanced Energetic Materials and
Manufacturing Technologies, National Research Council
ISBN: 0-309-53055-5, 64 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, (2004)
This free PDF was downloaded from:
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Appendix A
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Jimmie C. Oxley has been a professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island
since 1995. She was an associate professor in the Chemistry Department at the New
Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT) from 1983 to 1995. She was one of the
founding investigators in the Research Center for Energetic Materials (RCEM), a center
supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, government and military
laboratories. Dr. Oxley is also the founder and head of the NMIMT thermal hazards group
and developer of the NMIMT Ph.D. program in explosives chemistry. Her primary research
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characterization and prevention of terrorist bombings. Among the materials that Dr. Oxley
studies are military explosives, such as nitramines, nitroarenes, and nitrate esters;
improvised explosives, such as triacetone triperoxide and hexamethylenetriperoxidediamine;
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peroxides, hydrazines, and hydroxylamines. Dr. Oxley is the author of more than 40 papers
on the subject of energetic materials and presenter of as many invited lectures. She served
as deputy director of the Gordon Research Conferences from 1995 to 1998, and as vicechair
(1994) and chair (1996) of the Energetic Materials Gordon Research Conference. Dr.
Oxley cofounded the Conference on Life Cycles of Energetic Materials. She has also
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(NATAS), Eastern Analytical, and American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA). She
was elected a NATAS fellow in 1995. She also organizes special explosives workshops for
government and industrial labs. Dr. Oxley is a visiting scientist at Los Alamos National
Laboratory and a board member of the International Calorimetry Conference, NATAS and
ADPA Energetic Materials Technology group. Dr. Oxley received her B.S. degree in 1971 from
the University of California, San Diego; M.S. degree in bioinorganic chemistry from California
State University, Northridge; and Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry in 1983 from the
University of British Columbia. She has served previously on four National Research Council
committees, including most recently the Committee on Commercial Aviation Security and the
Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of
Assembled Chemical Weapons-Phase I.


Anita M. Renlund is a senior scientist in the Explosive Projects/Diagnostics
Department at Sandia National Laboratories. She holds a B.S. in general chemistry from
Stanford University (1974) and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Utah (1977). Dr.
Renlund joined Sandia in 1981 and has worked in the Explosive Technologies Group since
that time. She is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of energetic materials
(EMs), with specific emphasis on initiation and shock-induced chemistry of EMs. This area
includes laser initiation of explosives, explosive response to abnormal environments, and the
dismantlement of explosive systems. She currently directs research efforts in advanced
energetic materials for highly miniaturized explosive components and hazards assessments
of explosive ordnance.

Jean’ne M. Shreeve is a professor of chemistry at the University of Idaho. She has also
served as the head of the Chemistry Department (1973-1987) and as vice president for
research and graduate studies from (1987-1999). Dr. Shreeve received a B.A. degree in
chemistry from the University of Montana, an M.S. degree in analytical chemistry from the
University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of
Washington, Seattle. She also received an honorary D.Sc. from the University of Montana in
1982. Her expertise involves the synthesis, characterization, and applications of fluorinecontaining
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Chemistry Section and on the board of directors and Committee on Nominations. Dr.
Shreeve was a committee member for the National Research Council study on Idaho
National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory High Level Waste Alternate Treatments
(1998-1999). She was recently appointed as chair of the President's Committee for the
Medal of Science.

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[*] posted on 1-7-2011 at 16:11


I remember seeing on a website traffic recording site (http://www.quantcast.com/sciencemadness.org) that almost a third of the traffic on this site was from females.. So either their statistics are wrong, or the girls just don't bother posting much, or there's actually a lot more female members and they're not admitting it. Which is it?
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[*] posted on 1-7-2011 at 19:30


maybe they are all just too nervous to speak up. after all, who wants a bunch of nerds drooling over the fact that there is a female with an interest in science? if they did reveal themselves their inbox would be flooded with "date me" and "marry me" garbage, seeing how rare they are.



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[*] posted on 2-7-2011 at 13:05


I'm not worried, its the guys who should be worried.

Nucleophilic backside attack ! Stand close to the wall.

Ok, so it was a corny pun but what the hell :P :D
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[*] posted on 2-7-2011 at 15:39


Quote: Originally posted by devongrrl  

Nucleophilic backside attack ! Stand close to the wall.


Who can forget when they first learn of this SN2 reaction! Just picture a frumpy professor drawing a detailed diagram on the blackboard and describing this attack. Although I saw no outward chuckles from my classmates I know what 90% of them were thinking. What a great moment in organic chemistry lecture. :D




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Quote: Originally posted by Rogeryermaw  
maybe they are all just too nervous to speak up. after all, who wants a bunch of nerds drooling over the fact that there is a female with an interest in science? if they did reveal themselves their inbox would be flooded with "date me" and "marry me" garbage, seeing how rare they are.


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[*] posted on 2-7-2011 at 16:57


maybe the 1/3 women was that girl with her boob hanging out way back when it was just polverone and some other dude at SM. she mostly posts in detritus now.
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[*] posted on 3-7-2011 at 00:10


Quote: Originally posted by Magpie  

Who can forget when they first learn of this SN2 reaction! Just picture a frumpy professor drawing a detailed diagram on the blackboard and describing this attack. Although I saw no outward chuckles from my classmates I know what 90% of them were thinking. What a great moment in organic chemistry lecture. :D


Actually, my orgo professor was a flaming middle aged gay guy (rather good looking too) and he definately made some hilarious innuendos :P He was among my most entertaining professors :D




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