My reserach group has synthesized some new metal complexes that we'd like to get X-ray structures for, but my department doesn't have the instrumentation for X-ray crystallography. Is there anyone that would be willing to collaborate, or who know a faciility where I can get the analysis done for a reasonable fee.
A group of us at Earlham College will be teaching a seminar (1 credit, both semesters) for an interdisciplinary group of first year science students involved in a science themed Living Learning Community. Our general goal for the first semester is to help them develop the interpersonal, collaborative and technology skills necessary for success in science. We've joked that the course should be titled "Playing Well in the Sandbox with New Toys." For example, we might introduce them to googledocs, google+, and the infamous doodle poll. We might encourage teamwork and teach GIS, GPS, and Go