The analytical chemistry business is growing rapidly. Academia struggles to keep up in educating new generations of analytical chemists. In addition, university curricula are often outdated, failing to reflect the current needs of industry. Prof. Kasha Slowinska at CSULB is a part of the initiative lead by Prof. Thomas Wenzel (Bates College), funded by National Science Foundation, to improve the training of students in analytical chemistry and to contemporize methods of teaching analytical chemistry following a "how to think, not just how to operate [instrumentation]" mindset. The full feature article, "Industry & academia rethink analytical chemistry", can be viewed in the June 5, 2017 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.