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  • Florencia Won the 2017-18 College Chemistry Achievement Award from the Chemical Society of Washington Chemistry senior Florencia Son won the 2017-18 College Chemistry Achievement Award bestowed by the Chemical Society of Washington, which was given to her at the CSW dinner on February ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 11:06 PM by YuYe Tong
  • Florencia Goes to International  At the 2018 Winter Enrichment Program hosted by King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia, chemistry senior Florencia Son won the 1st place of the International Poster Competition in ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 10:52 PM by YuYe Tong
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"Try to do something, not to be someone." –– Unknown
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 cannot be dictated by fiat. They have to be lived through as they arise." –– Erwin L. Hahn
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"Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking." –– Steve Jobs
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