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9 Oct 2019

2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is Here!

Submitted by Anne Bentley, Lewis & Clark College

Unless you've spent the past few days under a rock, grading a pile of exams, or overhauling your institution's general education program, you have probably already heard about the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 

The prize, given to Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries, was announced early on Wednesday morning - just in time for general chemistry lecture!  Everyone at the VIPEr headquarters in the cloud are tickled to see the prize going to inorganic chemistry that is so central to everyone's lives. Andy Brunning at Compound Interest has created an excellent graphic you could use to advertise the prize.

Flo would like me to report that this win was predicted in a poll of VIPEr users as early as 2017.  (See results here.) She would also like you to know that there are a number of relevant learning objects here on the VIPEr site; we celebrated the prize by assembling this collection. Flo hopes that the collection will grow in the coming days as the IONiC community writes some additional LOs to celebrate.

Congratulations to the three winners!  And to the rest of you, better luck next year.