Session S55c (Wednesday, 5:15pm, Willaman Gateway)

P861: VIPEr: Developing and sharing classroom content from the frontiers of inorganic chemistry

Joanne Stewart (Hope College, USA), Hilary Eppley (DePauw University, USA), Sibrina Collins (The College of Wooster, USA), Margret Geselbracht (Reed College, USA), Elizabeth Jamieson (Smith College, USA), Adam Johnson (Harvey Mudd College, USA), Chip Nataro (Lafayette College, USA), Barbara Reisner (James Madison University, USA), Sheila Smith (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA), B. Scott Williams (Claremont Colleges (Scripps, CMC, and Pitzer), USA), Lori Watson (Earlham College, USA)

How can you bring the latest developments in your field into the classroom in a way that takes beginning students into the current literature? VIPEr, the Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (, is an online teaching community designed to make it easy to bring the latest developments in inorganic chemistry into the classroom. A key feature of VIPEr is that it was designed from the beginning as an interactive, community site for faculty to foster conversations about teaching and course materials. We will showcase student-centered activities that can be used in courses ranging from General Chemistry to Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. We will also highlight forums where faculty can come together to discuss the latest issues in research and teaching.


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