Submitted by Adam Johnson / Harvey Mudd College on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 10:51
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Has anyone used the "Voices of Inorganic Chemistry" videos in their teaching?  Its a relatively new feature from the Journal Inorg. Chem., and I just learned more about them at the Organometallic Gordon Conference.  Here is the link. If you have used them, I'd love to hear about how it worked.

Adam

Betsy Jamieson / Smith College

I haven't used them, but was thinking that they could potentially be useful.  I'd also be interested to hear if anyone else had used them.

 Betsy

 

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 11:53 Permalink
James McGarrah / Bakersfield College

Adam, they are relatively new . . the have only been out for the last couple of months.  I am planning on using them in Current Topics which is our first half of senior seminar.  Since Rich Eisenberg was my PhD supervisor I was afraid that there might be a charge of nepotism from my colleagues.  Independent of me putting it into my syllabus our science librarian (a geogilst by training) suggested including them in part of my class.  I am a little less worried about the nepotism charge.

I will update the group in October.

Cheers,

James

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 16:36 Permalink
Sibrina Collins / Marburger STEM Center (MSC) at Lawrence Technological University

James,

I was thinking about using this in my course as well. I could have the students choose one of the seven chemists profiled and write a single paragraph about why the chemist is significant to the field of inorganic chemistry. It could be a question on an exam or homework. Thoughts?

Sibrina Collins, PhD College of Wooster

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:52 Permalink
Sibrina Collins / Marburger STEM Center (MSC) at Lawrence Technological University

I have now officially added this to my syllabus. I am requiring my students to select a chemist and watch one online interview. They will then have to write a one-page essay on why the chemist is significant. I will keep everyone posted.

Sibrina Collins, PhD College of Wooster

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:20 Permalink
Sibrina Collins / Marburger STEM Center (MSC) at Lawrence Technological University

Dear Colleagues,

The students are really excited to watch these online interviews. Harry Gray gave a lecture here last year, so there are quite a few students interested in watching his interview.

Sibrina

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 14:44 Permalink
Kyle Grice / DePaul University

Just wanted to bump this thread up and note that a short interview with Alan Goldman is also available throught the ACS Catalysis site.  He talks about his dehydrogenation work with Ir catalysts.

http://pubs.acs.org/page/accacs/goldman/interview.html

I'm sad that the voices of chemistry had its final installment. I hope they continue the "voices of inorganic chemistry" series in the future.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 20:30 Permalink
Sibrina Collins / Marburger STEM Center (MSC) at Lawrence Technological University

I am going to expand this activity in my course. The students will still need to watch an interview and write an essay on one inorganic chemist. But, what I will do is give them the links to a few more chemists that were not interviewed (Turro, OSU, Chan, LSU, Robinson, GSU, Connick, UC, Goldberg, UW, etc). Thus, they could have the option of writing an essay about one of these inorganic chemist. This will be my new "Celebrating Pioneers in the Chemical Sciences" essay activity.

SNC

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 17:20 Permalink
Sibrina Collins / Marburger STEM Center (MSC) at Lawrence Technological University

Thanks Maggie!

 

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