IONiC/VIPEr Survey

We are currently collecting data on the use of VIPEr materials in support of a future grant proposal.  Please help keep this community functioning by taking a few minutes to respond. You can access the survey through this link.  All answers are anonymous, but you have the option at the end of the survey to give us permission to quote you.

If you are a registered VIPEr faculty user, you may have already taken this survey.  Thank you for your help!

Fall SLiThEr Schedule

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 09/10/2021 - 09:21

Hi everyone! Team SLiThEr has been hard at work putting together a schedule of SLiThErs for the fall semester and while I might be biased, I think we've done a great job. What's a SLiThEr? A roughly hour log online meeting in which we have a speaker present for 30-40 minutes and then a discussion. You can see our previous SLiThErs here. We are going to be covering a wide range of topics this semester that we think the community will really appreciate.

SLiThEr #25 - August 19th at 3 pm EDT

Submitted by Matt Cranswick / Colorado State University - Pueblo on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:51

Please join us for our next SLiThEr as Dr. John Miecznikowski (Fairfield U.) and Dr. Tulay Atesin (UT, Rio Grande Valley) delve more deeply into their nanoCHAt discussion of "Getting Students Started and Continuing in Research".  Join us for a discussion on successes, failures, and approaches to keeping students active in research.

SLiThEr #25 will be Thursday, August 19th at 3 pm Eastern Time (GMT -4). You can sign up to join the discussion here:

The N5+ Cation: Explosive Chemistry and Raman Analysis (Christe) - Expanded and Updated

This paper discusses the synthesis and characterization of a novel compound of nitrogen.  The pre-discussion assignment asks students draw a Lewis structure for the N5+ cation, and using the tools of group theory, conduct a normal mode vibrational analysis, comparing the results to the experimental Raman spectral data.­­ 

Katheryn Cruz / University of Texas at Arlington Tue, 08/03/2021 - 12:32
Lathanum Gallium Bismuthide - Updated and Expanded

This article describes the synthesis and characterization of ternary rare-earth gallium bismuthide, LaGaBi

Joanne Aguila / University of the Philippines Los Banos Tue, 08/03/2021 - 12:22

SLiThEr #22 this Friday! Using D2L in teaching

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 19:03

Dear IONiC VIPEr community,

For our next SLiThEr, we take a more applied track as Drs. Catherine McCusker (ETSU) and Kyle Grice (DPU) will be presenting and leading a discussion on how they've used D2L (their schools' Learning Management System) in their teaching. If you use D2L as well, we'd love to have you come and share and discuss ways of using it in the SLiThEr!

It will be Friday at 1 pm Eastern Time (GMT -4). You can sign up to join the discussion here:


SLiThEr #21 - June 24th at 3 pm EDT

Submitted by Matt Cranswick / Colorado State University - Pueblo on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:31

Please join us for SLiThEr #21 "Teaching During COVID-19: A Catalyst for Positive Instructional Change" on Thursday, June 24th at 3 pm EDT! VIPEr Fellows Meghan Porter and Matt Cranswick will be discussing what instructional changes they implemented during the pandemic and what changes they are keeping. You can sign up here!