National ACS Award Winners 2022 LO Collection

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 07:01

This collection of learning objects was created to celebrate the National ACS Award Winners 2022 who are members of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. The list of award winners is shown below. 

Developing student learning goals and assessments for VIPEr learning objects

Submitted by Joanne Stewart / Hope College on Sat, 06/20/2009 - 07:47
Description

All VIPEr learning objects are supposed to include clear student learning goals and a suggested way to assess the learning. This "five slides about" provides a brief introduction to the "Understanding by Design" or "backward design" approach to curriculum development and will help you develop your VIPEr learning object.

SLiThEr #59: Inclusive leadership - Your role in creating cultures of belonging

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 15:38
Description

Marilyn Mackiewicz (Oregon State University) is the 2020 awardee of the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences from the ACS. Her unique story and experiences are presented, along with how faculty can make their spaces and themselves more welcoming.

Orca Computational Chemistry Tutorials (Neese)

Submitted by Amanda Reig / Ursinus College on Thu, 04/04/2024 - 13:53
Description

Frank Neese was honored with the 2024 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry for outstanding accomplishments in combining high-level theory with experiment to obtain insight into the properties and reactivities of transition-metal complexes and metalloenzymes. 

His major contributions to the field have been through the development and dissemination of his free computational modeling software program ORCA, which is used by thousands of researchers across the fields of inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry.

Energetics of Formate Adsorption on Cu(111) by Calorimetry (Campbell)

Submitted by Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington on Fri, 03/15/2024 - 18:45
Description

This literature discussion LO was created for the ACS National Award Winners 2024 collection. Dr. Charles Campbell was the recipient of the 2024 Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis. This LO is based on the article "Energetics of Adsorbed Formate and Formic Acid on Cu(111) by Calorimetry,” (ACS Catal.

The elusive tetrabenzylthorium compound (Bart)

Submitted by Joanne Stewart / Hope College on Thu, 03/14/2024 - 20:09
Description

This literature discussion learning object describes the isolation and structure of tetrabenzylthorium, a molecule that was synthesized many years ago but was never thoroughly characterized.

1FLO: Introduction to Borylene Ligands (Braunschweig)

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Thu, 03/14/2024 - 09:55
Description

This literature discussion LO was created for the ACS National Award Winners 2024 collection. Dr. Holger Braunschweig was the recipient of the 2024 M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry. This LO is based on a figure from the article "Transition metal borylene complexes" published in Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 3197. DOI: 10.1039/c3cs35510a.

Using MOF and zeolite nanoparticles to produce microporous water (Mason)

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Wed, 03/13/2024 - 13:01
Description

In fall 2023, Jarad Mason from Harvard University was awarded the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry for his contributions to the fields of phase-change materials, microporous materials, and materials chemistry.  In this literature discussion, students will examine his recent paper “Microporous water with high gas solubilities," Nature 2022, 608, 712-718 which is related to that work.