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Hilary Eppley, DePauw University
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Focus the Nation

Is anyone else doing Focus the Nation this year? It is a nationwide teach-in designed to promote awareness about global climate change and is happening at the end of January. I was wondering if anyone had any interesting ideas about inorganic chemistry topics... DePauw is doing it, and I am thinking I might do something about using electrochemical storage of alternative energy to generate power during off peak times.
Joanne Stewart, Hope College
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We're doing Focus the Nation, too, and I hadn't thought at all about ways to connect it to my inorganic course. We spend some time on LEDs when we do solids, so there's a connection to energy conservation. I don't know much about electrochemical storage, but a lot of people are working on hydrogen storage, which might be interesting. Anyone else?
Joanne Stewart, Hope College
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I googled inorganic environmental chemistry and thought this person's work looked interesting: http://www.chemistry.sdsu.edu/faculty/Liang/. Maybe we'll do a paper. Hilary: Want our classes to discuss it together?