UF professor writes song on benefits of learning chemistry

Published: April 4th, 2013

Category: InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida professor Charles R. “Chuck” Martin loves teaching chemistry and loves performing music. So he decided to combine the two into a song he penned called “Bonds of Life.”

It’s about the freshman chemistry experience and the centrality of chemistry to all of science, especially life.

Martin is a distinguished professor and the Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Professor of Chemistry and known for his research into nanoscience. He was a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor in 2005-2008, and formerly was a professor at Colorado State University and Texas A&M University.

Martin performed “Bonds of Life” for the first time on President’s Day at a variety show in Gainesville. Some of his CHM 2046 students were there, as was UCLA chemistry professor and ACS Nano editor, Paul Weiss, who was in Gainesville to give a lecture the next day in the chemistry department.

Here is the video.

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