C&EN magazine created a special issue described below. We would like 12 stickers designed modeling each of the 12 names of the scientists written in a retro, pop art fashion as seen classically in super-hero themes for example here: http://www.orientaltrading.com/supe…90000+1897
Stickers will include the following words on each one:
1. CO2 Wrangler
2. Mind Mapper
3. Microbe maven
4. Soothe Seer
5. Green Aminator
6. Renewable Energy Reaper
7. Fluorescence Phenom
8. Bug Battler
9. Oxidation Agent
11. Bioactives Builder
12. Macromolecule Melder
Description of the issue being promoted is here and below: http://talented12.cenmag.org/
We like to pretend that the extraordinary young scientists profiled below gather regularly in a secret lair to plot how they'll fight global scourges such as climate change and human disease.
Editors can dream, right? Although the CO2 Wrangler and the Mind Mapper, as we've dubbed them, don't actually belong to a circle of superheroes (at least that we know of), they nevertheless strive each day to make the planet a better place.
Welcome to C&EN's first annual Talented 12 feature, in which we highlight path-paving young researchers and entrepreneurs who are using chemistry to solve global problems. Among other things, this impressive group is seeking ways to synthesize molecules in a more environmentally friendly way, developing methods to curb global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the air, and investigating the biochemical underpinnings of diseases to help find a cure.
We selected 12 of them as a nod toward their chemical roots: The International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry defines the mole—a fundamental unit of measure for chemists—with respect to the number of atoms in 12 g of carbon-12.