JCE 95.07 July 2018 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education July 2018 Cover

Innovation and Scholarship

The July 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: connecting art and energy, solar cells, examining organic chemistry students’ understandings, computer-based learning, molecular symmetry and visualization, inquiry-based learning, safety management, biochemistry, watching the archive: chemistry goes to the movies.

Cover: Connecting Art and Energy

The solar energy received on Earth is more than enough to renewably power the entire world's energy demand today. To help accelerate capture of this energy, luminescent solar concentrators (LSC) are being developed to reduce the cost and improve the aesthetics of solar harvesting systems. In , Alexander Renny, Chenchen Yang, Rebecca Anthony, and Richard R. Lunt present a demonstration that introduces students to the concepts of solar energy and LSC by turning artwork into electricity-generating solar concentrators. Students design LSC devices by painting newly developed colorful luminescent paints on plastic waveguides, where solar cell strips are mounted around the edges of the LSC paintings to convert the glowing light from the paint into electrical power. As shown on the cover, the glow of the luminescent dyes is guided to the concentrator edges by total internal reflection, where different glowing colors from each part of the luminescent painting can be seen around the edges in the four panels when different parts of the painting are illuminated. This demonstration captivates students by showing the creativity and beauty that can be inherent in the development of solar energy materials and devices.

For additional experiments with solar cells in this issue, see:

~ Sen-I Chien, Chaochin Su, Chin-Cheng Chou, and Wen-Ren Li

~ P. Enciso, L. Luzuriaga, and S. Botasini

~ Christina A. Bauer, Terianne Y. Hamada, Hyesoo Kim, Mathew R. Johnson, Matthew J. Voegtle, and Matthew S. Emrick

For additional articles on art and chemistry in this issue, see:

~ George N. Harakas

~ Jocelyn Alcantara-Garcia and Rebecca Ploeger

~ Rebecca Ploeger

Editorial: Graduate Education Reform

Michael Ashby and Michelle Maher discuss in a guest editorial this month.

Examining Organic Chemistry Students’ Understandings

~ Maia Popova and Stacey Lowery Bretz (available to non-subscribers as part of ACS program)

~ Maia Popova and Stacey Lowery Bretz

Computer-Based Learning 

~ Deborah Bromfield Lee

~ Paul C. Trippier

~ Oliver A. H. Jones, Maria Spichkova, and Michelle J. S. Spencer

~ Conan Mercer and Dónal Leech

Molecular Symmetry and Visualization

~ Ricardo Dagnoni Huelsmann, Andrei FelipeVailati, Lucas Ribeiro de Laia, Patrícia Salvador Tessaro, and Fernando Roberto Xavier

~ Kyle A. Niederer, Matthew D. Fodor, and Arthur J. Catino

~ William Adams and Matthew D. Sonntag

Inquiry-Based Learning

~ Glen R. Loppnow

~ Howard G. Barth

~ Daniel E. Felton, James G. Moberly, Martina M. Ederer, Patricia L. Hartzell, and Kristopher V. Waynant

~ Marsha R. Baar

~ Karla Newman

Safety Management

~ Linda Schenk, Ivan A. Taher, and Mattias Öberg

~ Louis Messerle


~ Daniel D. Schwert and Scott M. Gruenbaum

~ Nathan S. Astrof and Gail Horowitz

~ Rocco Leonello, Matteo Savio, Paola Baron Toaldo, and Renato Bonomi

Watching the Archive: Chemistry Goes to the Movies

Using popular movies in classroom settings can be useful for putting chemistry content and the discussion of how science is done in the context of engaging stories. In this issue, Sibrina N. Collins and LaVetta Appleby relate (see also Sabrina Collins’ ). Connecting movies and chemistry can also be found in these articles from past issues:

~ Dina Taarea and Nicholas C. Thomas

~ James G. Goll and B. J. Woods

~ James G. Goll, Lindsay J. Wilkinson, and Dolores M. Snell

~ Mark A. Griep and Kaitlin Reimer

~ Arthur M. Last

~ Christopher A. Frey, Marjorie L. Mikasen, and Mark A. Griep

~ Donald Wink

~ Mark A. Griep and Marjorie L. Mikasen

~ Donald J. Wink

Innovation in the Journal of Chemical Education

With 95 volumes of the Journal of Chemical Education, you will always find something innovative, including the , and many more, in the . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

Do you have something to share? Write it up for the Journal! For some advice on becoming an author, it’s always very helpful to read . In addition, numerous , including recently updated: and