Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Hope College

Submitted by Joanne Stewart / Hope College on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:44

Hope College in Holland, MI seeks to fill a tenure track position, Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry, starting Fall 2019. Review of applications for this position will begin September 21, 2018. A full description of this tenure track position can be found at:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/hopeedu


Looking for a collaborator

Submitted by Sabrina Sobel / Hofstra University on Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:39

One of my brightest students, graduating this month, completed a senior thesis on perceptions of green and sustainability practices in undergraduate chemistry lab classes. She has a large database of survey responses that are worthy of an in-depth statistical analysis, but neither I nor she has that expertise. I envision a J Chem Ed article. Can you recommend a collaborator interested in doing the statistical heavy lifting and writing a joint paper with us? Thanks! 


General Chemistry Success, or lack of

Submitted by Chris Hamaker / Illinois State University on Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:03

Illinois State University has essentially decided to start a couple of engineering degrees and has told Chemistry that we will need to develop a new 1-semester general chemistry course for about 300 engineering students per semester. This got those of us that teach General Chemistry at Illinois State University talking, and we have been noticing that a larger number of our students in General Chemistry (both the two-semester sequence for science majors and our one-semester prep chem course) have been struggling more than usual.


Stress dreams?

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:42

After rotating into being with the chemistry majors for a few years, I'm going back to teaching general chemistry in the fall. Despite the fact that the semester won't start until August 21, last Monday night I had a stress dream about teaching. My dream consisted of being in front of a room of new students and struggling to effectively hold their attention and engage them. (Note: I was fully dressed in this dream.)


Integrating inorganic lab (or other teaching lab) into research

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Wed, 06/14/2017 - 23:18

Hi All,

Does anyone integrate their inorganic lab syntheses (or o-chem) into their research by using compounds the students make?

I feel bad that all of the compounds the students make are not used at the end of the lab and want to do something with them. Some things aren't stable, but some compounds are pretty robust and hold up over time. I've been combining and keeping the samples that are stable. 


Metal-organic Materials

Submitted by Carmen Gauthier / Florida Southern College on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:05
I will be giving a talk at the San Francisco meeting in the area of material chemistry.  I would like to know if you include in your inorganic chemistry course (lecture and/or labs) a section on metal-organic materials or MOFs.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Carmen Valdez Gauthier


Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Sun, 01/29/2017 - 14:49


Does anyone have the capability to do 2D-DOSY NMR? I am interested in collaborating on a project where we need to determine the size/diffusion constants of some materials. 

I know we can also do the analysis electrochemically with rotating disc, but I want to do it by NMR for this system for a variety of reasons (Unless someone knows another technique to get diffusion constants!). 




Learning to be a mentor

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:46

This is the time of year that my institution offers teaching and learning workshops. On Thursday, I attended a workshop entitled "The Elements of Mentoring" that was led by Dr. Brad Johnson, a faculty member in our Leadership, Ethics, and Law division and someone who researches mentoring. Last August I was formally assigned to mentor a new assistant professor in my department so I was really looking forward to learning about mentoring from an academic point of view.