I was disheartened by the recent C&EN cover story "Chemistry Behind Bars" (C&EN, Oct. 22, page 17). Promoting our discipline should involve showing new applications, new technologies, and higher pay scales. This article highlights convicted criminals. Perhaps I should expect "The Chemistry of Terrorism" in a forthcoming cover story.
Thanks so much for the article "Chemistry Behind Bars." It is unique and fascinating. These young chemistry instructors are ingenious and creative.
New York City