Enthalpic and entropic contributions to metal ion binding in a metalloprotein (Austin)

Submitted by Rachel Narehood Austin / Barnard College, Columbia University on Mon, 03/04/2024 - 08:01
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This LO is part of the 2024 series for national ACS award winners.  This particular LO focuses on a collaborative paper from the winner of the 2024 ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, sponsored by Research Corporation (Rachel Narehood Austin). The award was given "for contributions to our understanding of the bioinorganic chemistry of alkane oxidation and metal binding to neurologically important metallothionein and for the development of heterogeneous catalysts." This literature discus

SLiThEr #58: Embracing the maker culture in chemistry research and instruction

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Fri, 03/01/2024 - 09:43
Description

BoB LeSuer (Associate Professor at SUNY - Brockport and President of IBiB) discusses using a maker space for teaching chemistry. Topics include: digital fabrication of pedagogical materials (models and periodic tables); instrumentation (potentiostat and liquid dispenser); and upcycling plastics into functional materials. Of special interest to this group will be work BoB has done on making the ICE solid state model kits available to anyone!

SLiThEr #56: What can the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) do for you?

Submitted by Sarah Shaner / Southeast Missouri State University on Mon, 10/30/2023 - 15:46
Description

In this SLiThEr, Bridget Gourley (DePauw University), Joe Reczek (Denison University), and Kari Stone (Lewis University) discuss getting involved in CUR from the perspectives of a long-time representative, the chair of the chemistry division of CUR, and a fairly new division representative. Learn about the resources and community that are available to support your research.

 

“Five” Slides About: Multiple Bonds

Submitted by Rebecca Eikey / Chestnut Hill College on Thu, 10/26/2023 - 09:15
Description

Here are 10 slides to introduce students to multiple bonds formed between transition metals and between transition metals and ligands. This can be adapted to general chemistry, as long as students have learned Lewis diagrams. This can also be extended to add more information on the nature of the multiple bonds for upper division use in inorganic and physical chemistry. 

SLiThEr #55: "Chemical information meets AI -The continued need for information literacy training"

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Wed, 10/25/2023 - 17:02
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This is the 55th SLiTher, entitled "Chemical information meets AI -The continued need for information literacy training", presented byJudith Currano  This presentation was an related to Judith's recent fall ACS meeting presentation which explores how research search engines perform searches and how to train students to better utilize these resources.

 

 

The short game

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 08/31/2023 - 17:09
Description

I am currently in the process of teaching flipped General Chemistry I for the second time. The first time I did it, I do not think I did a great job of 'selling' the students on this modality of learning. I received some very negative student comments including one that suggested this was just a lazy method of teaching. So, I've made some changes the second time, in particular my pitch of the idea.

SLiThEr #54: Applying for Faculty Positions at PUIs

Submitted by Sarah Shaner / Southeast Missouri State University on Wed, 08/30/2023 - 17:53
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In this SLiThEr, Amanda Reig (Ursinus College), Caleb Tatebe (Presbyterian College), and Ariela Kaspi-Kaneti (University of La Verne) discuss the process of applying for PUI faculty positions from both the point of view of the search committee and the recently hired.

Collaborative Point Group "Escape Room" Competition

Submitted by Joya Cooley / California State University, Fullerton on Tue, 08/08/2023 - 19:29
Description

This is a digital "escape room" where students determine point groups of molecules and answer follow-up questions to determine four digits. The four digits can be used to unlock a physical lockbox which is brought to class with small prizes inside.