What Do Smartphones and Chemistry Have In Common?

Posted by ENC on Mar 31, 2015 3:00:00 PM

ScreenShot2015-03-03at5.05.21PMSmartphones are all the rage nowadays with over 967 million units sold worldwide and over 60 million units with a screen size of 5” or larger. It's no wonder why more and more people are using apps, texting, real time video and voice and 24/7 connectivity tools.

Here’s the interesting part: did you know that many critical pieces of smartphone technology all start with chemists in the lab, not engineers? In fact, the smartphone you are carrying includes 7 components that chemists are responsible for, not engineers (Battery, Circuitry, Chip, Touch Screen, Glass, Display, Microphone and Speakers).

“Chemistry is a big part of your everyday life. You find chemistry in daily life in the foods you eat, the air you breathe, your soap, your emotions and literally every object you can see or touch.”  - Chemistry.about.com

Future Chemistry majors, guess what?

If you currently use a smartphone, it was once touched by the hands of many chemists with aspirations and ideas just like you. Maybe your undergraduate degree program should be with a college like ENC that has a history of equipping students to do big things.

Come see how ENC’s Chemistry degree program and other STEM degree programs at ENC have not only helped to implement change in our world, but also open the eyes and minds of the students who have exciting careers in front of them!

Download ENC's chemistry fact sheet to learn more!

Written by ENC

Located in Quincy, Massachusetts on Boston’s historic South Shore, Eastern Nazarene College is a distinctively Christian liberal arts college. ENC is committed to the teaching and mentoring of students in a nurturing, spiritually enriched, and academically supportive environment. Offering a full breadth of academic programs, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the best in education and the best in Christian faith.

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Topics: Academics, Chemistry