Are you heading to South Bend, IN for the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE)? If so, keep in mind the following opportunities to learn more about VIPEr and swap inorganic stories with other members of the IONiC community.
Not to be outdone by my colleagues at the Organometallic GRC, I was reminded of our fun Science T-shirt day at the Dearborn Summer workshop! Here are some of the entries. Which ones are your favorites? Got any more to add? Post your pictures in the replies on the IONiC VIPEr Facebook page.
About a year ago, my good friend Sheila Smith told me that using UV arm sleeves while working in a glovebox would help with several things. The first is sweat protection. Anyone who has ever used a glove box (or ever wrapped their arms in saran wrap and gone for a run) can attest that sweat can be real problem... for the next user especially.‡ The other is ease of sliding in and out of the glove box gloves.
Note: This blog was originally posted on September 18, 2017 on www.manyconversations.org as part of One Book, Many Conversations, an international dialogue on reading George Orwell's 1984.
Graduation always leaves me in a reflective mood. It's a thrill to watch our graduates march across a stage and think about all of the things they've accomplished over the last four years. It also made me remember that I needed to submit the form for JMU's nominee for the 2018 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry!
Perhaps you noticed the poll about element symbols in names and were curious as to the answer. Well, given the need for a new BITeS post and my ability to think at this point in the semester, here are the answers. As a refresher, the question was, how many elements have element symbols in the middle of their names? For elements with an odd number of letters in their names the symbol must be the middle letter while for elements with an even number of letters in their names the middle two letters must be a symbol. I've made the symbols bold and inserted captial letters where appropriate.
The Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (www.ionicviper.org) has an opening for a Research Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida) with a focus on transforming postsecondary inorganic chemistry courses into more active and engaging learning experiences.
Greetings my loyal snakelings. If you tried to register for an account in the past day or so, or if you do so for the next little while, I just wanted to let you know we are dealing with a little bit of an issue. You can read more of the technobabble below. This issue seems to be impacting the creation of new accounts and it might also lead to a little more junk hitting the site for the next little bit.