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Unless you've spent the past few days under a rock, grading a pile of exams, or overhauling your institution's general education program, you have probably already heard about the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
The Division of Inorganic Chemistry has provided support for a symposium focused on Advanced Teaching in Inorganic Chemistry at the spring ACS meeting in Philadelphia (March 22-26, 2019). Bringing many voices from diverse institutions will generate a valuable exchange of innovative pedagogic ideas and recognize the incredible creativity involved with our teaching. We welcome submissions from the undergraduate or graduate level, submissions of new lecture/discussion activities, laboratory experiences, or research-based projects.
Do you recognize the lyric? It was from one of my favorite songs I did as a duet with Sir Elton John before he decided to replace me on tour with Billy Joel. 'Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia Freedom. Although I am currently in Maryland, I am looking forward to heading to the City of Brotherly Love for the spring ACS meeting. Although Philly in March??? What was ACS thinking?
Over this past year we introduced the idea of the 1 Figure Learning Object a.k.a. the 1FLO in honor of our snakey mascot Flo. The idea of a 1FLO is to take a single figure from a paper and develop a series of questions for students to answer. This not only gets students to actively engage with the literature, it also aids them in learning to apply their knowledge to new material.