Nidhi Sharma Assistant News EditorCEP Magazine, AIChENidhi Sharma is the assistant news editor for CEP magazine, AIChE’s flagship publication in New York City. She writes mainly for the news section and covers up and coming research as well as prominent scientists — she also writes longform feature articles that cover environmental and social topics. She graduated with a B.S. in biology and journalism from the University of Richmond, and has experience in both science journalism and cultural/political journalism. When she's not writing, she enjoys nature and traveling. ChEnected contributions Surviving Self-Quarantine: 3 Tips from an Astronaut Apr 24, 2020 . by Nidhi Sharma Chemical engineer and astronaut Al Sacco and he has some sage advice for those currently sheltering in place. Polymers and Textiles: You Are What You Wear Mar 16, 2020 . by Nidhi Sharma Advances in polymers and textiles are creating new possibilities for wearable electronics, high-performance fabrics, and even new space exploration equipment. 2019 AIChE Salary Survey Reveals Positive Advances for ChEs Jun 24, 2019 . by Nidhi Sharma The median annual salary of respondents to the 2019 survey is $126,000, a 1.6% increase over the 2017 median of $124,000. The Caltech 6: An All-Woman Chemical Engineering Class Jan 16, 2019 . by Nidhi Sharma In 2005, six women graduated from the California Institute of Technology and became the first and only all-female chemical engineering class to graduate from an American co-ed university.