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Friday, February 6, 2015

SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Program -- Opportunity

We are delighted to announce the 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program. One of your Ph.D. students or postdoctoral researchers could be selected to help shape the future of chemical information!

During an all-expense-paid trip this August 10-20, participants get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at SciFinder and see first-hand how CAS builds and maintains the most authoritative chemistry databases in the world. Participants also:
They will also travel to Boston, MA to attend the 250th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, "a platform to present, publish, discuss and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines."

We encourage you and colleagues from your chemistry and related science departments to identify Ph.D. students and postdocs to apply for this unique opportunity. To request promotional materials, including flyers, posters and postcards, click here or email futureleaders@cas.org.

Eligible applicants should apply at www.cas.org/futureleaders by Sunday, April 5, 2015.

We look forward to meeting your future leaders in chemistry!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

 
With less than 4 days left in Week 1 of the free 8-week Knovel Academic Challenge, it is not too late for students to play and submit their answers. Please note that registration remains open throughout the 8 weeks, allowing students and faculty to enroll at any time! 
As of today, February 5 -- across 400+ institutions from 50+ countries -- there are over 1,150 people competing head to head for points and prizes while solving real-life engineering problem sets. While students are playing, they are exploring Knovel's interactive content and becoming familiar with engineering best practices. 
How it works
Each Monday at 12:00:00 AM PDT, a new problem set will be posted, and students will have until the following Sunday at 11:59:59 PM PDT to submit their answers. Stay tuned each week for the weekly winner along with the prior week's problem set solution. Grand prize winners will be announced at the end of the 8 weeks.
Tracking Student Engagement
Whether you are using the The Challenge as extra credit or a required assignment, all registered instructors are able to track their students' progress from the My Students' Summary dashboard from within the Challenge site. This data can also be exported into Excel and manipulated as needed. Instructors must be registered and logged in to view the dashboard.
Contact Us.
Please email us at knovelac@elsevier.com with any questions about The Challenge or how to use Knovel.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tell us how you do research!  
The Lilac Project is looking for participants in a study on student research activities.  The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between what students are taught about library and online research and how students actually conduct research.

Participants will complete a brief questionnaire and participate in a research exercise that will record them conducting research while talking about what they are doing and why.  The study will only take about 20-30 minutes of your time and your participation will help us improve how students are taught research skills.

For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Dr. Katt Blackwell-Starnes at ablackwellst@lamar.edu.  Click on the image for more details.
You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between what students are taught about library and online research and how students actually conduct such research.  Participants will complete a brief questionnaire and then participate in a research exercise that will record them conducting research on a topic while talking about what they are doing and why. The study will only take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time, but what we learn from this study may help improve how students are taught information-seeking skills (research skills) in the future. For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Dr. Starnes at: ablackwellst@lamar.edu

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We're on Goodreads!

The Mary & John Gray Library is now on Goodreads! 


New fiction books will be posted to Goodreads as they arrive, and we want to hear what you think!

If you're new to Goodreads, here's a breakdown of what it has to offer.
  • reviews from users just like you
  • book groups and group discussions
  • reading goal tracker
Join the library's group to stay up-to-date on what we have to offer!

Follow the link to get started!
 https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/129052-mary-john-gray-library

 --Elizabeth

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Monday, July 29, 2013

Use Internet Explorer For ASME access!

For ASME Digital Collection: Please use Internet Explorer only! The new platform -- Silverchair -- is not yet compatible with Safari or Mozilla Firefox. (Bummer!) We have not tried Google Chrome yet.