We had our division meeting in the chemistry lecture room. This was the room where I took my first class, way back when. I was convinced I wasn't going to pass the class, but I got an A, and I was on my way.
While people were talking, I looked at the periodic table to see which ones I remember. Vanadium stumped me for a moment, but eventually came back to me. Ahh the noble gases--what a great name. So.....noble.
I loved chemistry. I loved how you could mix stuff and make new stuff. And how things would explode. The school is celebrating its 100th year next year, and the chemistry department is putting on a "night of 100 explosions". I can't wait.
Some of my former instructors
They are tearing down our building next summer. It will be the end of an era.