Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource

11 Feb 2020

ACS DIC Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry - 2020 edition

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

While graduation is a few months away, many of us are beginning to think about end of year student recognitions. The website to nominate your students for the 2020 ACS DIC Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry is now open:

30 Jan 2020

Call for Abstracts 2020 BCCE - Advancing Teaching in Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Rebecca M. Jones, George Mason University

Are you planning to attend the 2020 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education this summer? Consider presenting in the "Advancing Teaching in Inorganic Chemistry" symposium!

Faculty who have developed new laboratory experiences or classroom activities are welcome to submit and presenters may elect to share fully developed or pilot exercises. Inquiry and/or research-based activities are particularly welcome. Submissions related to teaching innovations at the undergraduate and/or graduate level are welcome. 

21 Jan 2020


Submitted by Sheila Smith, University of Michigan- Dearborn

It's that time of year again, time for Inorganic lab. I love it and hate it. There's no other experience in our program that makes a student chemist feel more like a real chemist than our Capstone Laboratory Experience, but I always feel like my experiments are dated, and my students aren't challenged to see what inorganic chemistry really is.

14 Jan 2020

Engaging Students with an Interactive Syllabus

Submitted by Amanda Reig, Ursinus College

Do you wish your students would read and remember more of your syllabus? Would you like to learn about the students in your classes before the first day? A few semesters ago, a colleague introduced me to the concept of the “Interactive Syllabus”, a web-based survey delivery of syllabus content to your students prior to the first day of classes. The template is customizable and designed to be engaging, informative, and easy for students to use.

13 Jan 2020

Star Wars, STEM and the Significance of Lando Calrissian

Submitted by Sibrina Nichelle Collins, Lawrence Technological University

In the 1980s, actor Billy Dee Williams made his debut as the fictional character Lando Calrissian in the films The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the Return of the Jedi (1983). Williams’ portrayal as Calrissian was certainly a significant milestone for an African American actor with a prominent role in the highly successful films created by George Lucas. The Calrissian character also appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2018 and was portrayed by actor Danny Glover.