Monthly Archives: July 2010

Lab Reports the Wiki Way

A recent article in the Journal of Chemical Education reports on the use of a Wiki to enhance the undergraduate laboratory experience. The article is entitled “Using Chem-Wiki To Increase Student Collaboration through Online Lab Reporting” by Edward W. Elliott, III and Ana Fraiman. The undergraduate organic chemistry students at Northeastern Illinois University work on […]

Creating Creativity

While doing my summer reading I came across an article in Chemical & Engineering News, March 22, entitled “Fostering Creativity.” In this article Richard N. Zare, 2010 recipient of the Priestly Medal, shares his thoughts on the process of creativity. He says, “In my lab, I try to create an environment of that encourages risk […]