Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource

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.

3 Jan 2020

VIPEr Heads to The Lone Star State for our Summer 2020 Workshop

Submitted by Katherine Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington

We are excited to announce that our next IONiC/VIPEr summer workshop will be deep in the heart of Texas! This workshop will be held at the University of Texas – Arlington in Arlington, TX, from June 1-4, 2020.

18 Nov 2019

this week in the VIPErPit - infographics

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

One of the beautiful things about being on educational leave (my institution’s word for sabbatical) is that I have more time to browse the literature. Last week, I was catching up on the Journal of Chemical Education and discovered an ASAP article on connecting organic concepts with real-world contexts by creating infographics.