A Viewpoint article highlighting IONiC and VIPEr has just appeared in Articles ASAP in the journal Inorganic Chemistry (DOI: 10.1021/ic2006919)! The goal of the article is to strengthen the connections between cutting-edge research and the undergraduate classroom. We think that IONiC and VIPEr are excellent resources to build these connections and bring the excitement of research into our undergraduate courses.
anyone see this?
I am going to do a group meeting on Friday with my students to discuss this blog and its associated articles. I want to alert them to the possibile realities of grad school, and traits to look for (and avoid) in potential advisors.
does anyone out there in VIPEr land have a department policy on missed work during the summer? I am asking specifically about medical or family emergency (ie, excused absences) but it would be also good wo know whats out there regarding unexcused missed days.
Sadly, I ask because one of my student's family members is having a serious medical emergency and the student has missed a lot of work and I expect more over the next week or so.