In a follow-up to our publication that describes inorganic chemistry instructional laboratories within the United States, we share findings related to the use of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE’s) in inorganic chemistry courses.
The Grand Experiment has been going on for the past couple of years where we are trying to understand how to support inorganic professors in adopting evidence-supported teaching approaches.
After a brief break due to a live ACS meeting and the struggle to try to catch up after that meeting, it is time to have our next SLiThEr. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with what a SLiThEr is, it is a Zoom presentation/discussion of a topic of interest to the community. These events are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel. You can get a list of past SLiThErs and links to the videos here. For April, our SLiThErs have a theme of inclusivity.
Please join us for our 31st SLiThEr event on February 16 at 3pm EDT! In this session, facilitators Wayne Pearson, Tim Herzog and Kim Mullane will introduce you to the benefits of using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in your classroom. POGIL is a student-centered, group-learning instructional strategy and philosophy developed through research on how students learn best.
Hi everyone. If you are heading to San Diego for ACS we are planning on doing a live social "hour" get together on Sunday, March 20 at the Tin Roof. These have been great community events in the past and are hopeful that we will be able to enjoy some time together in San Diego. As we have all learned in the past two years, I must say that these are the plans as of right now, stay tuned for any changes. ACS has made some adjustments to the 'normal' meeting schedule and these have caused us to adjust too.
Just wanted to let the community know that we will be at MARM this June doing an undergraduate research and undergraduate teaching session at the meeting. This meeting will be held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ from June 1-4. Abstract submission is open now and you can learn more here. For the undergraduate research sessions, oral presentations by undergraduate students will not only be welcome and encouraged, but also strongly preferred.
Team SLiThEr is in the final stages of planning our events for the spring of 2022. If you aren't familiar with SLiThErs it stands for Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable. These are short presentations followed by discussion presented via Zoom. Or even better, you can visit our collection of the 29 we have hosted date. Topics have included mental health, assessment, DEIJ issues, inorganic topics and everything in between.
Our final SLiThEr of the year will be Thursday December 9th, at 3pm Eastern (noon PST). The topic will be getting started in computational chemistry and the discussion will be lead by Lori Watson (Earlham), Adam Johnson (Harvey Mudd) and Kyle Grice (DePaul). As computational chemistry becomes more accessible and widespread, it enables use of computational methods in teaching and research for inorganic chemists. Many of us are not trained computational chemists, but have started to include more computational work in our teaching and research.