Penicillin, vulcanized rubber, Teflon, Viagra and my career all have something in common.
Career Story By Stephen Tajc, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Nazareth College
Selecting my undergraduate major came as an unexpected revelation upon taking organic chemistry. The same course that many students fear as the “weed out”, turned out to be this dyslexic’s best friend. For the first time in my academic career, the course material did not play tricks on my eyes and I actually enjoyed learning. At that moment, I knew pursuing a graduate degree in Organic Chemistry would be a satisfying choice, but I was undecided on how this would translate into a career.