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New Student Email

Just log on at and give it a try. You will retain access for one year after the last semester you are a student – this service gives you access to microsoft applications and it also provides some “cloud” storage and of course it provides email. We’ve been told it is a big improvement over our previous email system for students.

Physics With a Bang

This looks like fun. It is on December 4th, 2010 at the University of Chciago.

Homework: Lipids, Proteins, Enzymes

chapter 13: 13, 15, 50, 51, 55, 57, 59, 63, 76 (lipids)

chapter 14: 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 23, 35, 38, 43, 53, 79 (proteins)

chapter 15: 9, 11, 13, 22, 27 (enzymes)

Quiz next week: Basic chem

The quiz on November 14th will cover stoichiometry (limiting reactant), classification of types of energy: potential vs. kinetic, conversion of units from joules to calories, use of the equation q = mass X S.H. X delta T

Email me if you have any questions:

Letter about CUR: Council on Undergraduate Research

Dear Students:

The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.  The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research.  The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form.  There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service.  Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access.  Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

Graduate schools may provide a link to their websites, and may provide a short description of opportunities, such as research fields and fellowships. It will also be possible for institutions to place an ad on the database website if the content is related to the mission of CUR and the Undergraduate Registry.

For graduate schools that wish to review the student information, there is an access fee of $1,500 for the entire database, or $300 for one specific discipline.  Again, there is no cost to you as a student to create a profile.

We hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time.  You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.  We also welcome submissions by students who are engaged in Masters’ Degree programs now but who plan on going on to a PhD program. Just fill out the information on the form including the date you intend to enter a PhD program and your date of completion of your undergraduate degree.  Upload a link to your CV that contains complete information about your MS/MA degree activity (school, subject, thesis topic (if applicable), and advisor).

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match.  So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now.  Be sure to include a statement of your research interests, as this will be important for making the match.

Please feel free to contact me, should you have any questions.


Robin Howard
Senior Director, Membership Services
Council on Undergraduate Research
734 15th St NW
Suite 550
(202) 783-4810×203
(202) 783-4811 fax

Lab Report Check List

Here is a link to the check list I give to my Basic Chemistry students. It should be helpful for Chem 203 too.

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