Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource

20 May 2020

Catalysis Goes to Eleven

Submitted by Shirley Lin, United States Naval Academy

This blog post is dedicated to Prof. R. M. Waymouth on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Sometimes authoring a BITeS is daunting because there have been so many great posts in the past. How can this one compete with the latest announcing IONiC's (award-winning!) contribution to the 2020 STEM for All video showcase or the exciting opportunity to order the new VIPEr t-shirt? Well, here's hoping that a catchy title with a This is Spinal Tap reference is enough to get you to click on "Read More."

14 May 2020

New IONiC VIPEr shirts

Submitted by Chip Nataro, Lafayette College

Have you even seen people wearing one of the cool IONiC VIPEr Organometallica shirts and said, wow, I really wish I had one of those? Now is your chance. To cellebrate this awesome community and how we were able to get through this past semester we have designed new shirts. This is a group order through Custom Ink so you can place your order, pay for it and get it shipped directly to you. The price depends on the number of orders, so hopefully it will come down even more. Time is limited, the order closes on May 31st, so order now.

7 May 2020

IONiC is featured in the 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

We are very excited to share IONiC's work in the 2020 STEM for all Video Showcase! Check out our video “Come for the content, stay for the community" to learn how we are focusing on community to support faculty change. 

26 Apr 2020

Need summer plans during the pandemic? Develop Inorganic Materials on LibreTexts!

Submitted by Kathryn Haas, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

Have you heard of LibreTexts? It’s a growing Open Educational Resource (OER) platform that hosts OER across the undergraduate curriculum, especially chemistry!

2 Apr 2020

"You have permission" - Part 2, The Coronavirus Diaries

Submitted by Shirley Lin, United States Naval Academy

Last July, an excellent BITeS post by Jeff Raker (read it here) gave us permission to change the courses we teach. Little did he know that in March 2020 we would find ourselves compelled by overwhelming exernal forces to rapidly evolve our lecture classes and labs into an online format.