Once again I have to say a massive thank you every single chemist out there who took part in #RealTimeChem week. This community only exists because of you and it’s always great fun to witness the massive variety of chemists taking part from all over the world. It was nice to see tweet not just from regulars, but also a lot of newcomers. Welcome to #RealTimeChem I hope you enjoy your stay.
While the week event is over for another year, don’t forget that #RealTimeChem is a 24/7 project, so feel free to keep sharing chemistry whenever you want and engage with your fellow chemists around the world.
I have some very special thank yous to give out this year to the following folks:
- Andy Brunning of @compoundchem fame. Not only did Andy design all of the graphics for this year, he also provided a really cool infographic competition of his own to celebrate #RealTimeChem Week. I look forward to working with Andy again in the future.
- Katey Birtcher and all the folks at Elsevier’s SciTechConnect who ran the Blog Carnival this year and promoted the week. Your enthusiasm for the project has really kept me going and I loved the round ups.
- Nicola Burton, formerly @Elements_UD now @SpaceBambee, thanks greatly for the #RealTimeChem Award badges
- Kudos to the Royal Society of Chemistry and all my friends at work for supporting the project and also getting on board from time to time.
- Finally, thanks to Guido Kemeling, Editor-in-Chief of @ChemSusChem, who was kind enough to organise the prizes for the The Great #RealTimeChem Cook Off. Thanks to all the other ladies and gentlemen at WileyVCH for the support as well.
With all of these out of the way, it’s time to get onto this years awards. This was, as ever, ridiculously tough because there were many excellent tweets all deserving a prize. Thankfully, I have a few more prizes to give out this time around!
Below you will find out the results. Drum roll please?
TOP PRIZE WINNERS
The three tweeters below all win a #RealTimeChem Week 2015 mug of their very own like the below:
From Wednesday. Brian Wagner (@drummerboy2112) is one of THE chemists to follow on Twitter in my humble opinion and this simple demonstration of Boyle’s Law using a marshmallow, a flask and some suction was arguably the most popular tweet of the whole week in terms of retweets and favourites. Science can be fun and informative both at the same time.
Marshmallow in a suction flask - Boyle's Law: gas V is inversely related to P. #RealTimeChem #NationalChemistryWeek https://t.co/UhSXxhGYvW—
Brian Wagner (@DrummerBoy2112) October 21, 2015
From Wednesday. Laura van Laeren (@lauravlaeren) strikes again, sharing a lot of great tweets throughout the week, including several pictures of her beautifully painted finger nails. However, it was her starry night flask that caught a lot of attention this year and I couldn’t ignore it’s awesomeness. Pretty colours for the win!
As pretty as a night sky! Product crystallising out of the reaction mixture #RealTimeChem https://t.co/6g24sEcFwi—
Laura van Laeren (@lauravlaeren) October 21, 2015
From Saturday. Speaking of pretty colours, it was National Chemistry Week in the US at the same time, with colours being the big theme. Emily Hardy (@EmilyEHardy) snuck in on the Saturday to show off some fantastic chemiluminescence. Really spectacular.
Glow stick chemiluminescence demonstration. #RealTimeChem #womeninscience #outreach https://t.co/POKb4nSHBX—
Emily Hardy (@EmilyEHardy) October 24, 2015
Don’t forget to DM me your address so I can post your prize to you.
The remaining 9 Pt Awards winners will all get a #RealTimeChem keyring like the one below:
All winners, DM me your address & I’ll post your key ring to you.
NOTE: Au/Ag award winners. Unfortunately, you don’t get a prize (except the kudos), but thank you for taking part!
I was lucky this year to be given some extra prizes for a new competition. The first #RealTimeChem Cook off! There were quite a few entries and below you can find the 6 chosen winners.
The Grumpy Chemist (@Chemistry_Kat)
Chemists! Non-chemists! Tonight, we dine on the periodic table! itschemistrytime.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/bak… #RealTimeChem #whatscooking https://t.co/vmGByQCXFT
The Grumpy Chemist (@Chemistry_Kat) October 25, 2015
Chemists! Non-chemists! Tonight, we dine on the periodic table! itschemistrytime.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/bak… #RealTimeChem #whatscooking https://t.co/vmGByQCXFT—
Henrik Pedersen (@hacp81)
Rocky Road chocolate mud cake. May contain traces of vitamins. Roll on Friday evening #RealTimeChem #WhatsCooking https://t.co/3wVuXdv9Da
Henrik Pedersen (@hacp81) October 23, 2015
Rocky Road chocolate mud cake. May contain traces of vitamins. Roll on Friday evening #RealTimeChem #WhatsCooking https://t.co/3wVuXdv9Da—
Victoria Stafford (@ToriaStafford)
Phew, after a busy afternoon decorating my #RealTimeChem #CookOff gingerbread it is done 😀 #WhatsCooking https://t.co/2DnbrHSesg
Victoria Stafford (@ToriaStafford) October 25, 2015
Phew, after a busy afternoon decorating my #RealTimeChem #CookOff gingerbread it is done 😀 #WhatsCooking https://t.co/2DnbrHSesg—
Massimo Grillo (@MassimoGrillo63)
1,3,7-trimethylxanthine solid-liquid extraction: the Italian way! #RealTimeChem #whatscooking https://t.co/AFCYPRcajc
Massimo Grillo (@MassimoGrillo63) October 22, 2015
1,3,7-trimethylxanthine solid-liquid extraction: the Italian way! #RealTimeChem #whatscooking https://t.co/AFCYPRcajc—
Tom Kuntzleman (@pchemstud)
Chemistry is ALWAYS #whatscooking! #RealTimeChem #NationalChemistryWeek https://t.co/EnewQHKYpI—
Tom Kuntzleman (@pchemstud) October 21, 2015
Debbie Mitchell (@heydebigale)
Cupcakes featuring: sucrose (sugar), triglycerides (butter), and chocolate (theobromine) #RealTimeChem #whatscooking https://t.co/DnkfWpxzUT—
Debbie Mitchell (@heydebigale) October 22, 2015
All 6 of these tweeters win a copy of “What’s Cooking in Chemistry?: How Leading Chemists Succeed in the Kitchen“.
Send me your address details via DM and the folks at Wiley will send you your prize*!
*Book prizes sponsored by @WileyVCH’s society chemistry journals. These are: @ChemEurJ., @ChemistryOpen, @ChemBioChem, @ChemCatChem, @ChemMedChem, @ChemElectroChem, @ChemPhysChem, @ChemPlusChem, @ChemSusChem, @EurJIC, and Eur. J. Org. Chem (all journals of ChemPubSoc Europe); @ChemAsianJ, @AsianJOrgChem, and @ChemNanoMat (all journals of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society); and @angew_chem (a journal of @GDCh_aktuell)
Well, that’s all folks. All awards are now given and #RealTimeChem Week is officially over for this year. Once more, thank you to everyone who took part. May all your chemistry dreams come true.
-Doctor Galactic & The Lab Coat Cowboy-