American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications is a collection of over 60 scientific journals related to chemistry, chemicals, and related sciences. The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) is one of ACS Publications most influential journals, with an impact factor Continue reading ACS Open Access
Why does it take some students a long time to graduate? In the United States, some people really want to know. Some people also believe that higher education institutions should be held accountable for slow graduation rates. A recent article Continue reading Timely college completion
I really had fun learning about my implicit associations using Project Implicit. If you haven’t visited this website, you should. The website contains a broad range of tests designed to reveal your implicit associations. The tests are a series of Continue reading Your data suggest a moderate automatic association for Male with Liberal Arts and Female with Science – Project Implicit
Lord Rayleigh famously explained why the sky is blue. He was also a Nobel Prize recipient, but for a completely different reason. In 1894, he discovered (quite accidently) a new element, the inert gas argon. This story is one I Continue reading How to kick off a lecture and get students engaged
Preamble: If I estimate where my wealth would be if I chose a vocation over undergraduate and graduate school, I could easily have bought a house by now. After five years at university and two bachelor’s degrees under my belt, Continue reading What’s wrong with learning a trade?
The other day I received a text message from my good friend and former lab-mate who is now teaching undergraduate Chemistry courses at a liberal arts university. He asked for my help with getting some supplies together for a trip Continue reading The Reality of Faculty Burnout
Future of the University One thing I believe should change in higher education… I believe higher education in the United States should be not-for-profit. I say this, even after reviewing the rather short list of “for profit” colleges and universities Continue reading Who profits from higher education?
I’d Be an ‘A’ Student if I Could Just Read My Notes – The Wall Street Journal March 12, 2018, author: Melissa Korn When it comes to the debate over laptops in the classroom, I feel like I have heard Continue reading I’d Be an ‘A’ Student if I Could Just Read My Notes
Can you spot the fake? Look close enough and you might find something disconcerting about the below image: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/science/cancer-carlo-croce.html I would like to preface this blog by saying that blogging is tough. Whenever I start writing my blog, I find Continue reading Can you spot the fake? – Ethics in Science Research
Approaching the assignment to review mission statements of higher education institutions, I first considered comparing the mission of a two-year community college, small private college, and four-year university. Then, after reading the mission statements of my alma mater, West Virginia Continue reading The influence of sports in mission statements of universities with top Division I men’s basketball programs