100 Papers every chemist should read

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Mon, 01/01/2018 - 17:01

Hi folks. 

On twitter I started asking for submissions for 100 papers every chemist should read. If you have a paper idea, please submit one!

Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLv7OLZWbHsBS62IKvANcRhdmiIN1…

We haven't hit 100 papers yet, but here's a rough draft look at the results so far:


September Academic Commons Paper

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Fri, 07/31/2009 - 05:14
The journal Academic Commons published our description of the VIPEr project as a case study for their special issue Innovative Practices for Challenging Times. Your comments are most welcome here! If you haven't already, you can create an account in order to post, using the "Register" link at the top right.

Good papers from the recent literature for class discussion

Submitted by Maggie Geselbracht / Reed College on Sat, 04/04/2009 - 02:59

We have a Junior Qualifying Exam at Reed, which in our department takes the form of an oral exam based on a recent paper from the primary literature for each student.  I just finished picking 4 papers for this year's crop of inorganic junior quals.  The students have 3 days to learn everything they can about the paper before the oral exam in front of 2 faculty.  Several of these choices were inspired by talks I heard at the ACS Salt Lake City meeting.


Teaching inorganic with papers from the literature

Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 15:13

I really like the idea of teaching inorganic with papers from the literature.  I've never done it because I've never been sure how best to do this.  (I know, I'm a scientist, I should experiment!)  I'd really be interested in hearing about tips (things to do, things to avoid), ways to structure class, important things to look for in a discussion paper, suggestions for leading an effective discussion section, etc... from people who have taught class with lit papers.  I'm curious about  ways to do things and different models that exist.