Upcoming Events

4 Jan 2013

7th Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University
Event Date: 
03/16/2014 - 8:00am to 03/20/2014 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

 

The 7th Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium will be held at the 247th Annual Meeting of the Amercian Chemical Society in Dallas, TX. Look for the ACS call for abstracts next summer/fall.

Organizers: Chip Nataro (Lafayette College) and Sheila Smith (University of Michigan - Dearborn)

 
26 Aug 2013
Event Date: 
09/09/2013 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Event Description: 

 

Dear Colleagues:

The ACS Exams Institute has been working on a method to add criterion referencing to our exams.  We have developed a content map feature that we will use to accomplish this.  The next step in the process is called "alignment", in which panels of experts look at items from exams and align them with the content map.  Concurrent to this, we have developed a rubric for assigning a complexity rating to exam items. We will investigate the objective complexity of inorganic chemistry exam items ultimately to integrate the complexity analysis into the alignment process.  We will be working on both of these tasks at the ACS Meeting in Indianapolis.  On behalf of Tom Holme and the Exams Institute, I would like to invite you to attend one or more of these sessions as your schedule allows.
 

The morning of Monday, September 9th will be for the alignment session (9 am -12 noon) and Monday afternoon will be for the complexity analysis and discussion (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm).  Both will be held in JW Room 309 of the JW Marriott (10 S. West Street).


I am inviting you to consider joining us for either or both of these sessions if you are at the ACS meeting in Indianapolis.  Most of our volunteers find that working on an alignment process or complexity analysis gives them an interesting new perspective on how they look at the material in courses they teach.  The work itself is collaborative, so you also get to bounce ideas off of your colleagues as you do the alignment or analysis.

ACS Exams provides participants who attend our half-day workshops with a per-diem that is set at half the value of our full-day committee volunteer per-diem. Thus, while we value the time of participants greatly, the specific monetary remuneration is $100 for each half-day workshop that an individual attends.


If you can attend, we would appreciate hearing from you so we can be sure to have enough materials with us. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of ACS Exams and we look forward to having the opportunity to work with some of you again at the upcoming meeting.


All the best,
Kristen

Associate Director
ACS Exams Institute
0213 Gilman Hall
Ames, IA  50011
(800) 854-1672
Email:  kmurphy@uwm.edu

4 Jan 2013

Solid State Materials for Alternative Energy Needs - 2013 Workshop

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University
Event Date: 
06/23/2013 - 5:30pm to 06/28/2013 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

This workshop encoils inorganic faculty, postdocs, and graduate students into the supportive community of scholars known as IONiC (Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemistry). Inorganic chemistry is one of the broadest fields in chemistry, covering the entire Periodic Table of the Elements, yet faculty tend to be narrowly trained in a single subdiscipline. Stepping into the inorganic classroom, where knowledge of all of the subdisciplines is expected, can be daunting. Collaboration with colleagues from different inorganic subfields is an obvious solution to this problem, but geographical and professional isolation, especially at small institutions, inhibits such collaborations. This workshop provides an opportunity to network and collaborate with other inorganic chemists and to deepen knowledge in the subfield of solid state and materials chemistry in order to introduce students to advances at the frontiers of developing solid state materials for alternative energy needs such as solar power, batteries, and fuel cells.

The IONiC community supports faculty interaction through its web home, VIPEr (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource, www.ionicviper.org). Participants in this workshop will learn about the resources on VIPEr and become active VIPEr contributors. The workshop theme, inorganic catalysis, will add a “back to grad school” feel to the workshop, with participants immersing themselves in cutting edge chemistry, learning from leading researchers in the field, and creating new learning opportunities for their students. Participants will work collaboratively to develop new teaching materials to introduce or expand the theme of alternative energy needs in their classrooms.

4 Jan 2013

6th Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University
Event Date: 
04/07/2013 - 8:00am to 04/09/2013 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us at the 245th National ACS Meeting in New Orleans for the 6th Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium. This year we have 37 speakers and 97 posters at the session from all areas of inorganic research. Sunday morning talks focus on organometallic chemistry, Sunday afternoon talks will highlight bioinorganic, Monday afternoon is dedicated to inorganic materials, and we will finish up on Tuesday morning with coordination chemistry. The poster session will be held on Monday night. Prior to SciMix on Monday evening, we will have a reception for the IONiC community. Details will be provided at the symposium.

Organizers: Maggie Geselbracht (Reed College) and Adam Johnson (Harvey Mudd College)

Follow this link to access the Inorganic Program.

26 Jan 2012

BCCE Symposium on CPT Guidelines: Invitation to submit abstracts

Submitted by Hilary Eppley, DePauw University
Event Date: 
07/29/2012 (All day) to 08/02/2012 (All day)
Event Description: 

 

From VIPEr user Brian Johnson:  

I am writing to announce a symposium at BCCE that may be of interest to VIPERs or their department members.  The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education will be held at Penn State from July 29-August 2, 2012.  I am organizing a symposium entitled, “Innovative Foundation Courses to Meet the New CPT Guidelines.”  If you are doing something novel or different at the foundation level  I’d encourage you to submit an abstract.   (The foundation level is not general chemistry nor at the advanced level; for the VIPER audience think “sophomore inorganic” although the symposium is not limited to inorganic chemistry.)  As an example, (assuming I accept my own abstract!) I’ll be discussing our department’s approach of eliminating disciplinary-focused courses such as sophomore-level organic chemistry, and creating three foundation courses, each of which  integrates related topics from  organic, inorganic and biochemistry.

Again, please consider submitting an abstract yourself, or passing this information on to a department member who may be interested in presenting.  The abstract deadline is February 28.  Here is a link to the BCCE conference and abstract submission system http://www.2012bcce.com/abstractsubmission.html.   There are many symposia, so look for the one with the title listed above.  If you have questions about the symposium (or our curriculum, for that matter) please feel free to contact me at bjohnson@csbsju.edu

13 Sep 2011
Event Date: 
09/22/2011 - 2:00pm
Event Description: 

e-Seminar – Searching Inorganic Substances in SciFinder: Diverse Compounds, Diverse Strategies

 

Thursday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. ET

Rebroadcast: Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. ET

 

This e-Seminar explains how to use the SciFinder substance search options to locate inorganic compounds and related information. Presenter Ben Wagner (University at Buffalo) not only covers the basics of name, molecular formula and structure searching but also explores advanced search techniques such as precision analysis that can help researchers find answers for this diverse and complex class of compounds.

 

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20 Jun 2011

IONiC at Gordon Conference on Chemistry Education - 2011

Submitted by Joanne Stewart, Hope College
Event Date: 
06/26/2011 (All day) to 07/01/2011 (All day)
Event Description: 

Barb Reisner and are giving a talk about IONiC/VIPEr at the upcoming Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education at Davidson College. We are very excited about sharing our work with the chemistry education community. We hope to see some VIPEr friends there. And we hope to encoil some new users!

20 Jun 2011

IONiC/VIPEr workshop for AALAC community

Submitted by Joanne Stewart, Hope College
Event Date: 
06/24/2011 (All day) to 06/26/2011 (All day)
Event Description: 

The IONiC Leadership Council is presenting a workshop on VIPEr and teaching inorganic chemistry for the AALAC community (formerly Mellon 23) June 24-26, 2011 at Smith College in Northampton, MA. We look forward to building face-to-face friendships with the AALAC chemists, and we hope to meet some future IONiC leaders.

10 Mar 2010

CENTC Catalysis Summer School

Submitted by Site Administrator, VIPEr
Event Date: 
07/19/2010 (All day) to 07/22/2010 (All day)
Event Description: 
CENTC is hosting its second summer school on organometallic catalysis which I think will be of interest to the users of VIPEr. The 2010 CENTC Summer School, "New Perspectives in Catalysis" will be held July 19-22, 2010 on the University of Washington campus in Seattle and is targeted to advanced graduate students, postdocs and early career researchers as well as faculty at PUIs. In addition to the pedagogical objectives, another goal is to foster community among the diverse practitioners in the field. There is no fee and travel and accommodations will be covered for all participants. For more information please see the attached flyer or go to nsfcentc.org or contact Eve Perara at centcdeo@chem.washington.edu. Application deadline is Apr. 5, 2010!

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