JCE 95.02 February 2018 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education February 2018 Cover

Curricular Alignment for Student Success 

The February 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: diversity within the classroom; assessment and curricular alignment; innovations in laboratory curriculum; electrochemistry; analytical chemistry labs; exploring materials science; engaging teaching approaches; historical perspectives; distilling the archives: lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic devices.

Cover: Erasing the Glow in the Dark

Phosphorescence of glow-in-the-dark products is initiated by light with energies that are specific to each phosphor composition. In many cases, the phosphorescence of these materials can also be darkened by further excitation with light that has lower energy than the minimum energy required to produce the initial glow, as demonstrated in by William A. Getz, Dannielle A. Wentzel, Max J. Palmer, and Dean J. Campbell and illustrated on the cover: (upper left) shining blue light on paint containing copper-doped zinc sulfide (ZnS:Cu) excites electrons from lower to higher energy levels, as represented by the overlaid stencil; (upper right) the electrons trapped in higher energy levels slowly return to lower energy levels, producing green phosphorescence when the blue light and stencil are removed; (lower left) shining red light on excited ZnS:Cu phosphorescent paint facilitates the electrons returning from higher to lower energy levels, as represented by the overlaid stencil; (lower right) removing the red light and stencil reveals the phosphorescence extinguishing, or the erasing effect. (Photos by William A. Getz.)


In the Editorial , Norb Pienta discusses how differences among textbooks, electronic books, and content material on the Internet often lead to student confusion and how some of the issues can be resolved by focusing on conceptual understanding with less  focus on factual knowledge. 

Diversity within the Classroom

~ Emily V. Goethe and Coray M. Colina

~ Emily D. Niemeyer and Maha Zewail-Foote

Assessment and Curricular Alignment

~ Sonia M. Underwood, Lynmarie A. Posey, Deborah G. Herrington, Justin H. Carmel, and Melanie M. Cooper (available to non-subscribers as part of ACS program)

~ Keith A. Marek, Jeffery R. Raker, Thomas A. Holme, and Kristen L. Murphy (available to non-subscribers as part of the ACS program)

~ Thomas A. Holme, Jessica J. Reed, Jeffrey R. Raker, and Kristen L. Murphy (available to non-subscribers as part of the ACS program)

~ Sarah Jewett, Kathy Sutphin, Tiffany Gierasch, Pauline Hamilton, Kathleen Lilly, Kristine Miller, Donald Newlin, Richard Pires, Maureen Sherer, and William R. LaCourse (available to non-subscribers as part of the ACS program)

Innovations in Laboratory Curriculum

~ Stefan M. Irby, Emily J. Borda, and Justin Haupt

~ Eman Ghanem, S. Reid Long, Stacia E. Rodenbusch, Ruth I. Shear, Josh T. Beckham, Kristen Procko, Lauren DePue, Keith J. Stevenson, Jon D. Robertus, Stephen Martin, Bradley Holliday, Richard A. Jones, Eric V. Anslyn, and Sarah L. Simmons

~ Joseph G. Quattrucci

~ Jan Jaap Wietsma, Jan T. van der Veen, Wilfred Buesink, Albert van den Berg, and Mathieu Odijk (available to non-subscribers as part of the ACS program)


~ Noémie Elgrishi, Kelley J. Rountree, Brian D. McCarthy, Eric S. Rountree, Thomas T. Eisenhart, and Jillian L. Dempsey (available to non-subscribers as part of ACS program)

~ Ricardo H. Gonçalves

~ Wesley C. Sanders, Peter Iles, Ron Valcarce, Kyle Salisbury, Glen Johnson, Aubry Lines, John Meyers, Cristofer Page, Myles Vanweerd, and Davies Young

~ Hao Jin, Yiheng Qin, Si Pan, Arif U. Alam, Shurong Dong, Raja Ghosh, and M. Jamal Deen

Analytical Chemistry Labs

~ William Patrick Cunningham, Ian Xia, Kaitlyn Wickline, Eric Ivan Garcia Huitron, and Jun Heo

~ Pithakpong Namwong, Purim Jarujamrus, Maliwan Amatatongchai, and Sanoe Chairam

~ Ghada Rabah

~ Armelinda Agnello, Cyril Carré, Roland Billen, Bernard Leyh, Edwin De Pauw, and Christian Damblon

Exploring Materials Science

~ Zachary L. Highland, ChaMarra K. Saner, and Jayne C. Garno

~ Patrick Avery, Herbert Ludowieg, Jochen Autschbach, and Eva Zurek

Engaging Teaching Approaches 

~ Adam Hoffman and Mark Hennessy

~ Mauro S. F. Santos, Alexandre L. B. Baccaro, Guilherme L. Batista, Fernando S. Lopes, and Ivano G. R. Gutz

~ Piotr Minkiewicz, Małgorzata Darewicz, and Anna Iwaniak

Historical Perspectives

~ Fun Man Fung, Martin Putala, Petr Holzhauser, Ekasith Somsook, Cecilia Hernandez, and I-Jy Chang

~ David N. Harpp

Distilling the Archives: Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidic Devices

This issue include an open access article, , by Jan Jaap Wietsma, Jan T. van der Veen, Wilfred Buesink, Albert van den Berg, and Mathieu Odijk in which students experiment to discover the principles of microfluidics. In ,  Pithakpong Namwong, Purim Jarujamrus, Maliwan Amatatongchai, and Sanoe Chairam use paper as an inexpensive microfluidic device. Additional articles on microfluidics in past issues can been explored, such as:

~ Matthew C. Chia, Christina M. Sweeney, Teri W. Odom

~ Melissa Hemling, John A. Crooks, Piercen M. Oliver, Katie Brenner, Jennifer Gilbertson, George C. Lisensky, and Douglas B. Weibel

~ T. A. Davis, S. L. Athey, M. L. Vandevender, C. L. Crihfield, C. C. E. Kolanko, S. Shao, M. C. G. Ellington, J. K. Dicks, J. S. Carver, and L. A. Holland

~ Saowapak Teerasong and Robert L. McClain

~ Rebekah R. Ravgiala, Stefi Weisburd, Raymond Sleeper, Andres Martinez, Dorota Rozkiewicz, George M. Whitesides, and Kathryn A. Hollar

~ Bo Wang, Zhiqiang Lin, Min Wang

~ Longfei Cai, Yunying Wu, Chunxiu Xu, and Zefeng Chen

~ Myra T. Koesdjojo, Sumate Pengpumkiat, Yuanyuan Wu, Anukul Boonloed, Daniel Huynh, Thomas P. Remcho, Vincent T. Remcho

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