Barbara Reisner, James Madison University's blog

18 Nov 2019

this week in the VIPErPit - infographics

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

One of the beautiful things about being on educational leave (my institution’s word for sabbatical) is that I have more time to browse the literature. Last week, I was catching up on the Journal of Chemical Education and discovered an ASAP article on connecting organic concepts with real-world contexts by creating infographics.

25 Jul 2019

For as long as we've been in our "new" (now 14 year old) building, I've curated a bulletin board across from some of the faculty offices. I often see students reading whatever is up there as they pass the time while waiting for office hours... or to speak to a professor... or just because. As you can see from the picture below, the bulletin board has a mixture of papers, things from C&EN Magazine, and comics.

21 Aug 2018

2018 Undergraduate Research Award - nominations due 9/15

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

It's hard to believe that the academic year is about to start for many of us. I'm slowly making it through my pre-semester to do list. I spent the morning trying to pick the perfect paper and theme for my junior level LIterature and Seminar class where we explore everything from close reading strategies for reading the literature, searching, and data management to ethics and science in society. I have several good themes - I just need to pick one. I also found a paper on CO2 conversion that I might be able to use to drive much of my Inorganic II class.

10 May 2018

Student Recognition - 2018 ACS DIC Undergrad Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

Graduation always leaves me in a reflective mood. It's a thrill to watch our graduates march across a stage and think about all of the things they've accomplished over the last four years. It also made me remember that I needed to submit the form for JMU's nominee for the 2018 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry!

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