Welcome to the eighteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and the Blogs you may not yet know about.

Introducing Paulette Vincent Ruz and Adventures in Chemistryland

Adventures in Chemistryland is a blog about are Ms. Ruz's experiences as a rookie chemistry teacher. As she learns how to become an effective teacher, she blogs about things she finds important during the week or a specific experience with her students. She uses the blog to fight the good fight: combating chemophobia on twitter!

image courtesy of Paulette Vincent Ruz

Paulette Vincent Ruz earned her Masters in Chemistry from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico where she also received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She will be starting her PhD in Learning Science and Policy this year at the University of Pittsburgh. While working on her Masters, Paulette worked at a private school in Mexico City where she taught 15 year old girls Chemistry. It was the first time these girls were presented with chemistry as a subject and concept.

In her own words:

"My blog is about my experiences as a rookie chemistry teacher. It has been an ongoing learning process and I write about whatever stroke me as important during the week or a specific experience with my students. Also I discuss about ways chemists can engage with the public especially to combat chemophobia in twitter."

Links to some of her engaging material:

An atom is a thousanth part of

Why should we scientists tweet?

Things I learned as a Rookie Teacher!


You can engage with Ms Ruz through social media at:

Website: Adventures in Chemistryland

Twitter: @pinkyprincess

Connect with her and be sure to leave a comment at one of her blog posts. There’s no better way to engage and encourage a new blogger than joining the conversation. Tell her you found her via The Urban Scientist (me, @DNLee5) and #ScholarSunday.


I hope you’re enjoying this series of blog posts. If so, then I’d love to shine the spotlight on additional science blogs and scientists and help spread the word of amazing science outreach. If you know of a great science blog and/or science blogger who you think is amazing and would like to help spread the word about how amazing they are, then submit them. Now accepting recommendations for upcoming Science Blogger Spotlight for upcoming weeks.