VIPEr BITeS

  • 13 Jan 2020

    Star Wars, STEM and the Significance of Lando Calrissian

    Submitted by Sibrina Nichelle Collins, Lawrence Technological University

    In the 1980s, actor Billy Dee Williams made his debut as the fictional character Lando Calrissian in the films The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the Return of the Jedi (1983). Williams’ portrayal as Calrissian was certainly a significant milestone for an African American actor with a prominent role in the highly successful films created by George Lucas. The Calrissian character also appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2018 and was portrayed by actor Danny Glover.

  • 8 Jan 2020

    Rocketing my notes to the cloud

    Submitted by Anthony L. Fernandez, Merrimack College

    During the past few years I have been thinking about the way that students record laboratory information.

  • 3 Jan 2020

    VIPEr Heads to The Lone Star State for our Summer 2020 Workshop

    Submitted by Katherine Nicole Crowder, University of Mary Washington

    We are excited to announce that our next IONiC/VIPEr summer workshop will be deep in the heart of Texas! This workshop will be held at the University of Texas – Arlington in Arlington, TX, from June 1-4, 2020.

  • 31 Dec 2019

    You're invited to a party!

    Submitted by Faculty Flo, Slitherin' State University

    Happy New Year! The IONiC Community has decided to celebrate by holding a LO writing party. On January 8, 2020, from 9 AM - 6 PM (eastern) join us on Discord to work on LOs. There are lots of options to choose from.

  • 5 Nov 2019

    Help Us Understand Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Instruction!

    Submitted by Faculty Flo, Slitherin' State University

    Hello VIPEr Community! 

    The Leadership Council of the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (IONiC) is reaching out to inorganic chemistry professors to better understand the curriculum of postsecondary inorganic chemistry laboratory courses.

  • 28 Oct 2019

    Young Investigator Symposium

    Submitted by Wesley S. Farrell, United States Naval Academy

    I am planning a symposium for the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, which will be held in early June, 2021, at the University of Delaware.  The symposium's goal is to highlight several "Early Career" faculty working either in the field of inorganic chemistry and/or catalysis.  I would like to include a speaker or two from a PUI.  If you fit this discription, or know of someone who does who would like to be invited, please let me know!  You can email me directly: wfarrell@usna.edu

  • 16 Oct 2019

    Slither into the VIPErPit!

    Submitted by Faculty Flo, Slitherin' State University

    IONiC now has a chat space to support more informal, community-building, project implementation communication! 

  • 9 Oct 2019

    2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is Here!

    Submitted by Anne Bentley, Lewis & Clark College

    Unless you've spent the past few days under a rock, grading a pile of exams, or overhauling your institution's general education program, you have probably already heard about the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 

  • 1 Oct 2019

    Call for Abstracts - Advanced Teaching in Inorganic Chemistry Spring ACS Meeting

    Submitted by Rebecca M. Jones, George Mason University

    The Division of Inorganic Chemistry has provided support for a symposium focused on Advanced Teaching in Inorganic Chemistry at the spring ACS meeting in Philadelphia (March 22-26, 2019). Bringing many voices from diverse institutions will generate a valuable exchange of innovative pedagogic ideas and recognize the incredible creativity involved with our teaching. We welcome submissions from the undergraduate or graduate level, submissions of new lecture/discussion activities, laboratory experiences, or research-based projects.

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