The Global Inorganic Discussion Weekday (GIDW) is a virtual inorganic chemistry symposium series organized and co-hosted by Saurabh Chitnis (Dalhousie University) and Marcus Drover (University of Windsor).
As the fall approaches, it seems more likely that there will be at least some need for virtual labs this fall. When we first faced this problem in the spring of 2020, there was a need...a need for speed. With no planning time we had to get some kind of lab experience put together quickly. You did a great job! But now that we have a little more time to think about this, you might be wondering how you can do it better.
The Leadership Council (LC) of IONiC, the online community of inorganic chemistry educators, recently published a strong statement on moving the needle with diversity, equity and inclusion in the chemical sciences. The LC of IONiC wrote, “We, as inorganic chemists, come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to form one community. One benefit of the diversity is that we, by working together and learning from each other, become better educators and researchers.
A short play, by Adam, Nancy, Anne, and Barb.
We are now experiencing national and international unrest and protests against the murder of Black people by the police sparked by the killing of George Floyd less than two weeks ago.