Submitted by Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 16:06

We are excited to announce that our next IONiC/VIPEr summer workshop will be deep in the heart of Texas! This workshop will be held at the University of Texas – Arlington in Arlington, TX, from June 1-4, 2020.

During this workshop, participants will interact directly with an expert about their research in order to create learning objects for the undergraduate classroom. This summer our expert will be Robin Macaluso from UTA. Professor Macaluso focuses her research on the optical, magnetic, and semiconducting applications of rare-earth solid-state materials. This workshop will concentrate on how to use results from her research to teach f-block and solid state chemistry in the undergraduate classroom.  

The workshop will begin with dinner on Monday, June 1, and will end midday on Thursday, June 4. Time at the workshop will be dedicated to a discussion of the use of articles from the primary literature in teaching and collaborative creation of learning objects from articles by our faculty expert.

In terms of logistics, we will provide most of your meals and housing (shared hotel room; if you prefer a single room you may do so at an added cost). Travel to and from the workshop is the responsibility of the participant (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the closest to UTA).

Past attendees and experts have found our workshops to be a valuable professional development experience. If you'd like to apply please fill in the application by January 24, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact either:

Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington (

Chip Nataro, Lafayette College (