Inorganic Chemistry and IONiC: An online community bringing cutting-edge research into the classroom

Elizabeth R. Jamieson, Smith College
Hilary J. Eppley, DePauw University
Margret J. Geselbracht, Reed College
Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College
Barbara A. Reisner, James Madison University
Sheila R. Smith, University of Michigan - Dearborn
Joanne L. Stewart, Hope College
Lori A. Watson, Earlham College
Scott B. Williams, Claremont McKenna College


This Viewpoint highlights creative ways that members of the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (IONiC) are using journal articles from Inorganic Chemistry to engage undergraduate students in the classroom. We provide information about specific educational materials and networking features available free of charge to the inorganic community on IONiC's web home, the Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (VIPEr, and describe the benefits of joining this community.