Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource

13 Jun 2018

Teaching an old dog a new trick

Submitted by Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

About a year ago, my good friend Sheila Smith told me that using UV arm sleeves while working in a glovebox would help with several things. The first is sweat protection. Anyone who has ever used a glove box (or ever wrapped their arms in saran wrap and gone for a run) can attest that sweat can be real problem... for the next user especially. The other is ease of sliding in and out of the glove box gloves.

10 May 2018

Student Recognition - 2018 ACS DIC Undergrad Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

Graduation always leaves me in a reflective mood. It's a thrill to watch our graduates march across a stage and think about all of the things they've accomplished over the last four years. It also made me remember that I needed to submit the form for JMU's nominee for the 2018 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry!

2 May 2018

Symbols in element names

Submitted by Chip Nataro, Lafayette College

Perhaps you noticed the poll about element symbols in names and were curious as to the answer. Well, given the need for a new BITeS post and my ability to think at this point in the semester, here are the answers. As a refresher, the question was, how many elements have element symbols in the middle of their names? For elements with an odd number of letters in their names the symbol must be the middle letter while for elements with an even number of letters in their names the middle two letters must be a symbol. I've made the symbols bold and inserted captial letters where appropriate.

12 Apr 2018

Postdoc Position in Inorganic Chemistry Education

Submitted by Jeffrey R. Raker, University of South Florida

The Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (www.ionicviper.org) has an opening for a Research Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida) with a focus on transforming postsecondary inorganic chemistry courses into more active and engaging learning experiences.