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MARM TCNJ 2022 - What are poor choices to start with on Wordle but good choices for Inorganic Chemists?

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 22:38

Just wanted to let the community know that we will be at MARM this June doing an undergraduate research and undergraduate teaching session at the meeting. This meeting will be held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ from June 1-4. Abstract submission is open now and you can learn more here. For the undergraduate research sessions, oral presentations by undergraduate students will not only be welcome and encouraged, but also strongly preferred.

In the game of SLiThErs, deuces are wild

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:09

Team SLiThEr is in the final stages of planning our events for the spring of 2022. If you aren't familiar with SLiThErs it stands for Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable. These are short presentations followed by discussion presented via Zoom. Or even better, you can visit our collection of the 29 we have hosted date. Topics have included mental health, assessment, DEIJ issues, inorganic topics and everything in between.

SLiThEr #29 this coming Thursday the 9th! Getting into Computational Chemistry.

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:14

Our final SLiThEr of the year will be Thursday December 9th, at 3pm Eastern (noon PST). The topic will be getting started in computational chemistry and the discussion will be lead by Lori Watson (Earlham), Adam Johnson (Harvey Mudd) and Kyle Grice (DePaul). As computational chemistry becomes more accessible and widespread, it enables use of computational methods in teaching and research for inorganic chemists. Many of us are not trained computational chemists, but have started to include more computational work in our teaching and research.

SLiThEr #28 this Friday

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 11/09/2021 - 12:32

This Friday Nov 12th at 4pm Eastern we welcome Dr. Ulrich Fekl from the University of Toronto Mississauga. 

SLiThEr #27: A mental health conversation

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Wed, 10/06/2021 - 08:17

Join us on Thursday, October 14th at 4 pm EDT as Hailey Dannatt (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) presents "A mental health conversation: Warning signs, normalization, and responses". This is going to be a very different SLiThEr in terms of the topic and we anticipate it will be of interest to people from outside of the IONiC community.

SLiThEr #26- September 30th at 3pm EDT

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 15:34

Please join us for our next SLiThEr as Dr. Mitch Anstey (Davidson College) takes us through his successes and challenges in “Mitch Learns about Alternative Grading. Join us for a discussion on alternative grading techniques!

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.