ACS Indianapolis

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 07:19

The ACS meeting is fast approaching and as always it is going to be a fun but busy week. Stop by our poster session Sunday afternoon as part of the main DIC session. The IONiC crew will be out in force at our poster and you can probably get some swag! Our social hour will be Sunday night and you can contact me for details or get them on our Discord Server. We return with our poster Monday night for Sci-Mix. Our oral sessions will be Tuesday and Wednesday morning. We hope to see lots of new and familiar faces in Indy!

SLiThEr #45 on Teaching f-block Chemistry

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:35

Please join us on February 8 at 4pm EST with Patrick Barber (University of West Florida) where he will discuss teaching f-block chemistry to undergraduates. Sign up here for the Zoom link!

Incorporating f-block chemistry into the classroom and lab. 

IONiC VIPEr 2023 content building workshop

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 16:45

The 2023 VIPEr content development summer workshop for inorganic chemistry faculty will focus on the use of VIPEr as a resource for teaching and on engagement with the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (IONiC) community. Participants will create and contribute new literature discussion materials to the website based on the work of Professor Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. from MIT. The workshop is scheduled to start in the late afternoon on Wednesday, June 28 and will conclude at noon on Saturday, July 1. The workshop will take place Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.

SLiThEr #43: A Bridge to Specifications Grading

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Fri, 11/25/2022 - 10:56

Please join us for SLiThEr #43 with Michael Drummond (St. Mary’s College) on November 30 at 4:00pm EST to learn about an adaptive form of specifications grading. Please sign up here.

SLiThEr #42: These are a few of my favorite labs

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 11/11/2022 - 14:34

Come join us for our next SLiThEr on November 15th at 3 pm eastern. The topic du jour will be your favorite labs. We are asking folks to come and just talk about their favorite lab to teach. You don't need to prepare anything formal for this, just be willing to share. We just ask that you register ahead of time. Although the form asks you to select possible dates, we are locked in on 11/15 at 3 pm.


SLiThEr #41 Wed 11/2 at 4 pm eastern - Peer review in the classroom

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Wed, 10/26/2022 - 10:45

Do you want to have your students peer review each other's work but haven't figured out how exactly to do it? Do you have peer review activities already and want to hear other perspectives on it? 

If this interests you, come to our next SLiThEr, #42, on Wed 11/2 at 4pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific). 

ACS in Indianapolis

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 15:47

The deadline for abstracts is fast approaching (Oct. 17th). We will once again be hosting the Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry symposium. Both oral and poster submissions are welcome. This serves as your formal invitation to submit a talk. You can just use Chip Nataro ( as the person that invited you.