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ChemStuff

Misc. Chemistry Stuff 

  ACS-Approved Chemistry Programs

http://center.acs.org/applications/cpt/asl/app_list_search.cfm

searchable by state, first letter of school name, and subdiscipline

 

The Alchemist's Lair by Harry E. Pence at SUNY Oneonta 

http://employees.oneonta.edu/pencehe/

formerly at

http://webserver1.oneonta.edu/faculty/pencehe/
http://snyoneab.oneonta.edu/~pencehe/

When I was a kid, I always wanted my own neon sign, which might explain why my page looks the way it does. Harry has a section on the use of color in presentations. Wonder what he'd say about all this.... 

I got my answer: 

I would still suggest that your color selection may cause problems for some readers, but in the last estimate, I will also say what I say to my students who design sites, "What you do on your site is a reflection of your personality. Do what feels best to you!"

Harry has contributed several valuable papers to CONFCHEM on comparison of search engines as well as the use of color in web and classroom presentations.

Access Excellence at the National Health Museum

http://www.accessexcellence.org/

site for health and bioscience teachers and students

The Chemical Heritage Foundation

http://www.chemheritage.org/

"The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) seeks to advance the heritage and public understanding of the chemical and molecular sciences by operating a historical research library; discovering and disseminating information about historical resources; encouraging research, scholarship, and popular writing; publishing historical materials; conducting oral histories; creating exhibits; and taking other appropriate steps to make known the achievements of chemical and molecular scientists and engineers and of related sciences, technologies, and industries."

truly a worthy mission

Classic Chemistry Home Page by Carmen Giunta at Le Moyne College

http://webserver.lemoyne.edu/faculty/giunta/

links to the history of chemistry -- and much, much more.

The History of Chemistry  1992 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute

http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/chemistry/institutes/1992/

Bios with references of some of the great names in chemistry. And yes, it's true that they are almost all "dead white guys"

 

 

       

     

History of Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology by Wayne Pafko

http://www.pafko.com/history//h_intro.html

A highly entertaining and informative introduction to the subject -- and as you can see,  I couldn't resist the little icons! The 9/25/00 v2.0 version of the entire site can be downloaded in .PDF format [1 Mb]. Definitely worth checking out!

History of Science and Technology Site List by Pat Reagan at Tennessee Technological University

http://www.tntech.edu/www/acad/hist/scitech.html

a very useful compilation

Larry Wier's Chemistry Pages at St. Bonaventure University

http://web.sbu.edu/chemistry/wier/index.html

Larry listed my "Molecular Heaven" page on his site without my even asking, so the least I can do is to return the favor. Under his "Clare 102" heading, Larry has some nice historical/conceptual presentations on matter, atoms, light, and electrons.

Chemist's Art Gallery     

http://www.csc.fi/chem/gallery.phtml

containing spectacular visualization and animations in chemistry done at the Visualization and Animation Laboratory at CSC by the Visualization Group and groups at other locations.

Molecular Art/Molecular Science by David Goodsell at The Scripps Research Institute

http://www.scripps.edu/pub/goodsell/

lots of beautiful pictures from a master illustrator and links to articles containing them. Plan on spending some time here!

Pigments through the Ages from webexhibits.org

http://webexhibits.org/pigments/

I found this great site during a Google search for the structure of Prussian blue. Organized by pigment color, ths site gives overview, history, chemical name, formula, rotating 3-D model [non-Chime, unfortunately], crystal system, prep methods, links to Raman spectra, and other info for 42 paint pigments.

Chemistry Clip Art from About_Chemistry/Chemistry Mining Co

http://chemistry.miningco.com/science/chemistry/msub7.htm

Two pages with links to sources -- annoying popups, cookies, runtime error debug messages and frames and disguised URLs are the price you pay.  Contrast with the clean simplicity of using my site!

Molecular Biology Graphics Gallery from Access Excellence

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/

all sorts of labelled diagrams that could come in useful

Careers for Chemistry Graduates by Harry E. Pence at SUNY Oneonta 

http://webserver1.oneonta.edu/faculty/pencehe/careers.html

valuable and useful advice to undergraduates planning a career,  in such areas as industry, graduate school, chemical engineering, life sciences, health professions, patent law, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals , materials science, patent law, environmental programs, food chemistry, forensic science, laboratory technician, textiles and fabrics , toxicology, and industrial hygiene. 

CVC California Virtual Campus Professional Development Center

http://pdc.cvc.edu/ac/chem/

Virtually in its infancy! Designed primarily for CA community college instructors, but there are useful links here for others as well.

Chemical of the Week by Bassam Shakashiri at U Wisconsin  

http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/chemweek.html

selection varies by associated course chosen

Chemical Week 

http://www.chemweek.com

news and links to other magazines

DotFineChem Webzine

http://www.dotfinechem.com/webzine/a.htm

site being reconstructed, archives available

Multimedia for Chemical Education by Karl Harrison at Oxford University

http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/it_lectures/poznan/

http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/it_lectures/poznan/slide10.html

discusses various animation programs with many useful examples. The image at left is taken from a QuickTime presentation of the Diels-Alder reaction.

Musical Chemistry 

http://www.geocities.com/le_chatelier_uk/

  weird!

SCIENCEbase  

http://www.sciencebase.com/ 

news articles

xxx Frostburg State U <MD> Chemistry Dept

http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/

Chemistry Courses at North Carolina State University

http://courses.ncsu.edu/ch.html

Links to the homepages of 18 chem courses and their faculty; many of these courses utilize WebCT and WebAssign; actual stuff available to outsiders varies widely, but it's worth checking out.

xxx Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chem Dept home page

http://www.chem.rpi.edu/chemweb/new/index2.html

 

"The New Generations: Students Who Don't Study" by Henry H. Bauer of VPI & SU

http://www.bus.lsu.edu/accounting/faculty/lcrumbley/study.htm

If, like me and a zillion other long-time teachers, you have experienced a progressive "dumbing down" in your student population over the years, you really ought to check out this paper -- a scholarly diatribe of 22 legal-size pages when printed out, with another 5 to print the 137 references cited. The paper is posted on the site of the "Society for a Return to Academic Standards."

ccc U Md Chem Dept

http://www.chem.umd.edu/

xxx UCLA Chem Dept home page

http://www.chem.ucla.edu/

University of Texas at Austin Chemistry Course Webpages

http://www.cm.utexas.edu/academic/courses.html

LOTS of courses with webpage info -- I've barely begun to explore this site, but the small sample I saw looked very promising!

Environmental

Environmental Science  

Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change   Guy Brasseur, John Orlando and Geoffrey Tyndall, eds., Oxford University Press

http://acd.ucar.edu/textbook/

This is the publisher's marketing/advertisement site, and allows you to view the table of contents, chapters 1 and 15 [including illustrations], and to order the book.

Electromagnetic Rays and Our Atmosphere from Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy

http://www.imsa.edu/edu/chemistry/Electromagnetic%20Rays%20&%20Our%20Atmosphere/sld001.htm

a brief PowerPoint-type presentation

TOMS image animation

The Ozone Hole Tour at the University of Cambridge Centre for Atmospheric Science

http://www.atm.ch.cam.ac.uk/tour/index.html

 This excellently-illustrated site explains the origin and progression of the phenomenon and goes into the research methods being used. Suitable for high school, college, or intelligent layman use. Thanks to Dr. Glenn Carver for permission to use the animated image at left.

EnvironmentalChemistry.com

http://environmentalchemistry.com/

environmental news, links, and a really nice periodic table await you.

Environmental Chemistry by Cliff Halverson at Los Banos HS, CA

http://home.inreach.com/halhed/envchem.htm

lots of useful links

Environmental Education Resources on the Internet by Elizabeth W. Kleppinger at Eastern Kentucky University

http://www.ched-ccce.org/confchem/2001/b/kleppinger/envedrespaper2.html

Beth has done such a good job of culling these resources that I took the easy way out instead of setting up another page for environmental resources. Organized into four basic categories: Webliographies, Organizations and Agencies, Content-Rich Material, and Teaching Resources. Submitted as a paper to the Summer 2001 CONFCHEM

Energy and the Environment: A Chemical Perspective  course page by Carmen Giunta at Le Moyne College

http://webserver.lemoyne.edu/faculty/giunta/201.html#I

course syllabus and many useful environmental links

Oceanic Chemistry: The Chemical Sensor Program at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA

http://www.mbari.org/chemsensor/sensorhome.htm

this site focuses primarily on what [and how] MBARI is doing, but now features a periodic table of oceanic chemistry. You might want to check out their main page, too.

Water Structure and Behavior by Martin Chaplin at South Bank U  

http://www.sbu.ac.uk/water/

This site provides an excellent and extensive background on the physical and chemical characteristics of the quintessential elixir. Has COW and Chime depictions of many molecular arrangements. For a different perspective, you might also want to check out Steve Lower's AquaScams site in the pseudoscience section.

WOW  Water on the WEB by the Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota at Duluth

http://wow.nrri.umn.edu/wow/index.html

specializing in limnology

 ChemConnections Teaching Modules  at UC Berkeley  

http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/index.html

http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/modules/index.html

an NSF-funded program to restructure the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, for which they have developed a substantial number of excellent teaching modules, many of which have an environmental orientation, and several JAVA applets. The list of modules available here is not the same as the list at Beloit.

Chemistry Teaching Resources -- Matters of Public Concern

http://www.anachem.umu.se/cgi-bin/pointer.exe?MattersOfPublicConcern

http://www.chem.umu.se/cgi-bin/pointer.exe?MattersOfPublicConcern 

  links to a number of sites

The Wind Erosion Research Unit at Kansas State University

http://www.weru.ksu.edu/

Well, Dorothy, where better to locate it?  Has good background info and links.

Cryotech CMA

http://www.cryotech.com/

makers of environmentally-friendly deicing agents

EPA  The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration

http://www.epa.gov/

another site loaded with info, news, laws and regulations, and more -- all of it affecting YOU!  EPA is one of the relatively few great accomplishments of the Nixon administration.  Will the Bush-leaguers "remediate" it into total impotence or death? Stay tuned!  

(I can already sense hordes of male readers thinking  "What do you mean, 'or'? -- impotence IS death!")

Cal/EPA  California Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.calepa.ca.gov/

 

Photo copyright Wildseed Farms



used with permission
Wildflowers in Bloom by Dan Lineberger and Jerry Parsons,
Horticulture Program, Texas Agricultural Extension Service,
Texas A&M

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/tamuhort.html

Photos provided by Wildseed Farms
25 Wildflower Hills  PO BOX 3000
Fredericksburg, TX. 78624
800-848-0078  Fax 830-990-8090

http://www.wildseedfarms.com/

photo album, growing tips, links to other sites, and much more


Photo copyright Henriette Kress,
 
http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed
Henriette's Herbal Home Page by Henriette Kress

http://www.henriettesherbal.com
http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/index.html

4300 pictures of plants, an extensive database, links to other sites, and much more -- a winner!

     

Guide to Poisonous Plants by A.P. Knight at Colorado State U College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

http://www.vth.colostate.edu/poisonous_plants/

botanical and toxicological information in a searchable, beautifully illustrated field-handbook format

Poisonous Plants Home Page at Cornell University

http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/index.html
http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/plants.html

searchable database and links to other poisonous plant sites

FOOD

FOOD SCIENCE  

Food Chemistry by Ted Labuza at  U Minn 

http://fscn.che.umn.edu/Ted_Labuza/tpl.html

It's incredibly fascinating seeing how P-Chem can be applied to all sorts of things. Ted has a lot of PowerPoint™ material here.

Food Science courses at U MN

http://courses.umn.edu/fscn.html

Ted Labuza papers

http://fscn.che.umn.edu/Ted_Labuza/Papers/tpl_papers.htm

 

Purdue University Department of Food Science

http://www.foodsci.purdue.edu/

Ted Labuza referred a Chemed-L questioner to this site as well as his own...

IFT  Institute of Food Technologists

http://www.ift.org/

feast on this one!

The Pizza Explorer from the Department of Food Science at Purdue University

http://www.efph.purdue.edu/pizza/

An innovative and creative introduction to nutrition and food science with your choice of "left-brain" and "right-brain" interfaces. Pizza was chosen because it appeals to the great majority of teens and it contains representatives of all the major food groups. Coverage includes historical info, too. Funded by a grant from IFT.


Peep Research

http://www.peepresearch.org/

In which the methods of science are [mis?]employed to torture a poor, helpless piece of candy in the hope of gaining greater understanding of their physical properties, structure, bonding, etc. Some good fun here...


Photo copyright Henriette Kress,
 
http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed
Henriette's Herbal Home Page by Henriette Kress

http://www.henriettesherbal.com
http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/index.html

4300 pictures of plants, an extensive database, links to other sites, and much more -- a winner!

     

Guide to Poisonous Plants by A.P. Knight at Colorado State U College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

http://www.vth.colostate.edu/poisonous_plants/

botanical and toxicological information in a searchable, beautifully illustrated field-handbook format

Poisonous Plants Home Page at Cornell University

http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/index.html
http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/plants.html

searchable database and links to other poisonous plant sites

Pseudo

Pseudoscience  



H2O dot con  by Steve Lower (retired) Simon Fraser U 

http://www.chem1.com/CQ/

Formerly AquaScams / AquaSchemes

  Lots of info on water chemistry and pseudoscience

Water Structure and Behavior by Martin Chaplin at South Bank U  

http://www.sbu.ac.uk/water/

 I put this entry here just to have it handy with the aqueologous entries immediately above and below this one. It's not about pseudoscience, it's REAL science!

The Dihydrogen Monoxide Home Page

http://www.dhmo.org/

beware this dangerous chemical that's turning up everywhere!

 

Bad Chemistry by Kevin Lehmann at Princeton U 

   http://www.princeton.edu/~lehmann/BadChemistry.html       

let's teach it right!

Bad Science  by Alistair B. Fraser at Penn State U   

http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html       

let's teach it right!

Using Pseudoscience as an Aid to Teaching General and Analytical Chemistry 
from  Mount St. Mary's College & Seminary

http://www.spectrometer.org/path/path.html

an illustration of the scientific method at work

Pseudoscience: What is it? How can I  recognize it? 
by
Steve Lower, emeritus, Simon Fraser U

http://www.chem1.com/acad/sci/pseudosci.html

a detailed discussion on pseudoscience with many useful web references

Science Humor, Parody and Satire Page by  Donald E. Simanek at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/humor.htm

and  Donald Simanek's home page at LHUP

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/home.htm

and his "Back Page" on Science Fraud and Pseudoscience

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/testing.htm

and his page on Skepticism and Pseudoscience

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/skeptic.htm

Don is a coauthor of the book shown at left, due out in October 2001. The four pages listed are all very useful as well as amusing. Another kindred spirit!

People

People in Science  
and other cool stuff

Biographies of Chemists by Eric Weisstein

http://www.treasure-troves.com/bios/topics/Chemists.html

VERY brief but still useful bios of 95+ chemists; site also has bios of folks in less-exalted areas of science

The History of Chemistry  1992 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute

http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/chemistry/institutes/1992/

Bios with references of some of the great names in chemistry. And yes, it's true that they are almost all "dead white guys"

Great Chemists Who Aren't Dead White Guys

http://oak.cc.conncoll.edu/~mzim/dead.html

catchy title, right? we all need a reminder that science is a collective enterprise to which people of all backgrounds, races, genders, and cultures  have contributed. Has links to the next two sites.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences

http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/faces.html

pictures of scientists present and past

"We are all Africans -- some of us just left a little bit earlier than others." RWR

4000 Years of Women in Science

http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/4000WS.html

you will learn that  those who think the entry of women into science began with Mme. Curie are totally out of date !

AWIS  Association for Women in Science

http://www.awis.org/

now celebrating its 30th year. membership is open to ALL who support women in science!

MentorNet

http://www.mentornet.net

an online mentoring program that pairs community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in engineering, science, technology, and mathematics with engineers and scientists working in industry and academics.

Classic Chemistry Home Page by Carmen Giunta at Le Moyne College

http://webserver.lemoyne.edu/faculty/giunta/

links to the history of chemistry -- and much, much more.

This Week in the History of Chemistry by Carmen Giunta at Le Moyne College

http://webserver.lemoyne.edu/faculty/giunta/week.html

date-searchable links to chemical events and the people involved in them

Today in Science History by Ian Ellis

http://www.todayinsci.com/ 

formerly at  http://todayinsci.tripod.com/

Indexed by dates, has short bios of scientists with birthdates  and scientific events with anniversary on the selected day

The Chemical Heritage Foundation

http://www.chemheritage.org/

"The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) seeks to advance the heritage and public understanding of the chemical and molecular sciences by operating a historical research library; discovering and disseminating information about historical resources; encouraging research, scholarship, and popular writing; publishing historical materials; conducting oral histories; creating exhibits; and taking other appropriate steps to make known the achievements of chemical and molecular scientists and engineers and of related sciences, technologies, and industries."

truly a worthy mission

The Monterey Bay Reggaefest

http://www.mbayreggaefest.net/

in a previous self-incarnation in the early '90s, I had a spectacularly unsuccessful -- but fabulously fun --  stint as "Sonix I-Ron-X," a "selector" [that's a DJ, to all the Yankee crew] at a Jamaican night club in the Bronx.
Mi ah de artical chemist in de place!

Monterey Bay Poetry

http://www.montereybaypoetry.com/

another worthy local endeavor

Monterey Symphony

http://www.montereysymphony.org/

I'm a subscriber and a donor

Monterey Jazz Festival

http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/

beautiful Monterey -- we've got it all!

Nobel Laureates in Chemistry

http://www.nobel.se/chemistry/laureates/

Listings for each laureate since 1901. For recent winners, there is the press release, illustrated presentation, autobiography, video, Nobel diploma, prize award ceremony, and links to their own web pages and other resources.

Bill Beaty's Home Page

http://www.amasci.com/billb.html

I sense a kindred spirit here -- from the black-background, high-color page itself to its self-mocking commentary to its excellent content. Bill runs the Science Hobbyist site, available by shortening the URL above and listed on my "Experiments" page.

Pankuch's Page by Brian Pankuch at Union County College, NJ  

http://www.eclipse.net/~pankuch/

Atomic and molecular animations, a list of museums, and various other stuff. Also the home of the newsletter Using Computers in Chemical Education

Paul Schueler's homepage at Raritan Valley CC, NJ

http://www.raritanval.edu/departments/Science/Paul.html

Paul teaches organic chemistry and has some neat stuff at his site -- and my "Molecular Heaven"  page is listed in his links!

Ron Rinehart's Home Pages at Monterey Peninsula College

http://www.mpcfaculty.net/ron_rinehart/ronspage.html

and the really horrible "wizard" version at

http://www.mpc.edu/ron_rinehart
http://www.mpc.edu/default.asp?obj=U283

Finally got a better pic! -- still have to put together a better page! 
You're not missing much!

SNIX I-RN-X
http://www.myspace.com/i_ron_x

Old-time something come back again,
check it out and add me as a friend... LOL

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Last [partial] update  12 / 21 / 07