Bravo Stars’ Quotes About Having Kids

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first_imgReady to grow! Vanderpump Rules stars have been very vocal over the years about their plans to conceive.Stassi Schroeder told Andy Cohen in January 2019 that she was ready to have kids with Beau Clark, six months before the commercial casting director proposed.- Advertisement – “Everything’s in the cards and I don’t even care about the order,” the Next Level Basic author said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen at the time. “I don’t know when the moment was [I knew he was The One]. I can’t even remember when the moment was. There was something that just, like, switched.”Clark proposed to Schroeder in July 2019, and Us Weekly broke the news the following year that she was pregnant with their first child. When the couple tied the knot in September 2020 in a secret backyard ceremony, the former “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast host showed off her baby bump in a white gown. After kissing the bride, Clark knelt down to kiss his wife’s stomach.- Advertisement – The Florida native exclusively told Us in December 2018 that she was too busy for children, explaining, “I feel like I have way too much stuff I’ve got to do, you know? I’ve got to travel the world, I’ve got to be a successful businesswoman, I’ve got to put out a series of cocktail books. I gotta go to outer space. I want to go to outer space so bad.”Keep scrolling to see the reality stars’ quotes about their future family plans. Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent both announced pregnancies that same month with Jax Taylor and Randall Emmett, respectively. Scheana Shay shared her pregnancy news in October 2020.The “One More Time” singer had frozen her eggs multiple times before conceiving naturally. “I honestly don’t even know if I do want kids,” the California native exclusively told Us of her decision in January 2019. “I would only have kids if I found the right person who wanted to have some with me, and where my life’s at right now, I don’t see it going in that direction. But things can change, you never know! I just wanted to do this as a backup option because my AMH levels were extremely low, like almost zero. … I’m not getting any younger. My numbers aren’t getting any higher.”While Katie Maloney has been vocal about trying to conceive with Tom Schwartz, Ariana Maddix and Tom Sandoval aren’t planning to start a family anytime soon.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Rices Stephan Link honored for nanoscience research

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first_imgHigh-resolution IMAGES are available for download at: Stephan LinkCREDIT: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Stephan LinkCREDIT: Jeff Fitlow/Rice UniversityLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduRice’s Stephan Link honored for nanoscience researchThe Welch Foundation honors ‘rising star’ with $100,000 Hackerman Award HOUSTON — (Feb. 26, 2015) — The Welch Foundation today presented its prestigious Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research to Rice University scientist Stephan Link, who was named this year’s “rising star” for his pioneering contributions to the emerging field of nanophotonics.Stephan LinkLink received the award and an accompanying prize of $100,000 at a luncheon at the Texas Medical Center.Link, associate professor of chemistry and of electrical and computer engineering at Rice, draws upon knowledge and techniques from chemistry, physics, engineering and mathematics to better understand how light interacts with nanomaterials. His research group uses single-molecule and single-particle spectroscopy to help decipher the physical rules that explain how light-activated “plasmonic” nanoparticles interact with one another and with their environment.“Basic research is absolutely crucial for advancing knowledge,” Link said. “It is the foundation for all the applications that make life longer, better, easier. Mostly thanks to the Welch Foundation, we’re able to do this type of work in Texas, building on past insights to tackle bigger and bigger problems. It takes many different minds and expertise to come together to solve the harder problems — that’s where our collaborations and thinking outside the box are really important.”Link wants to better understand how to use light to probe materials and initiate chemical reactions, which could ultimately prove useful in such diverse areas as cancer treatment, light displays, steam generation, energy-efficient catalysis and medical diagnostics.The Welch Foundation, one of the nation’s largest sources of private funding for basic research, said the 2015 Hackerman Award pays tribute to Link’s “groundbreaking contributions in plasmonic nanomaterials and recognizes his leadership, creativity and commitment to science as demonstrated through his research and teaching.”“Dr. Link’s colleagues have called him the ‘quintessential 21st-century physical chemist’ and an ‘unstoppable force,’” said Wilhelmina Robertson, chair of the Welch Foundation. “His commitment to expanding the borders of scientific knowledge to ultimately improve lives is exactly the kind of work this award was created to honor. His major research contributions make him a true ‘rising star,’ and we are eager to see what the future holds for him.”Born in Germany, where he earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry, Link holds a doctorate from Georgia Tech and pursued postdoctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined Rice’s faculty in 2006 and has been a Welch Foundation principal investigator since 2007.“Stephan asks cutting-edge questions and develops innovative experimental approaches to get answers,” said Peter Dervan, chair of the Welch Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. “He combines insights from basic research with practical applications to deliver important advances. He has a flair for effective collaboration and a knack for inspiring the best from his students. He is a wonderful teacher and mentor helping develop a new generation of scientists.”In 2014, Link received the inaugural Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the NANOSMAT Conference. Other honors include the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’s Prize for Young Chemists, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award.The Hackerman Award is named in honor of Norman Hackerman, a noted scientist and former long-time chair of the Welch Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board and a former president of Rice. The award is presented annually, when warranted, to scientists who are early in their careers and are conducting basic research in chemistry in Texas.For more than 60 years, the Welch Foundation has supported basic chemical research in Texas through grants to researchers at colleges and universities, assistance for chemistry departments at smaller colleges and universities, funding of endowed chairs, an annual chemical research conference and a summer program for high school students, among other initiatives. The foundation also bestows the prestigious Welch Award for achievement in basic research in chemistry to benefit humankind.For more information and a list of previous Hackerman Award recipients, visit is available at: read more