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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

MarketPlace Open Science Interview

The NPR interview on Open Science I discussed two weeks ago has aired and is now available.

I think it was very well balanced. The positive aspects of not losing failed experiments was weighed against the difficulties in publishing in some journals and of deriving profit.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Chemistry Wide Open Column

I now have a column on ScientificBlogging.com called Chemistry Wide Open.

As you may guess from the title, I'll be discussing issues related to chemistry and Open Science. The challenge here is to post for a more general audience but I'll likely repost or restructure selected content from my blogs, mainly from this one and UsefulChem.

But who knows? Maybe there are some hard core organic chemists on there that might appreciate some NMR problems. We'll see from the comments what makes sense.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Chemists Without Borders Conference Calls on Open Access

Chemists Without Borders is running a special series of conference calls in the next few months with speakers on Open Access and Open Science. While online virtual conferences are nice, it is sometimes difficult to get all participants on board with the technology. What can be more convenient and simple than picking up the phone to join a conference call?

I'll be speaking on Open Source Science in September.

Thursday, April 5 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time / Noon Eastern Time
Heather Joseph: Federal Research Public Access Act

Heather Joseph, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will talk about the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA). FRPAA is anticipated to be re-introduced this spring. The purpose of this bill is to require all U.S. Federal research granting agencies with portfolios of over $100 million (11 agencies altogether) to develop policies requiring open access to the results of the research they fund. FRPAA has been endorsed by many higher education leaders and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access. Chemists Without Borders is a member of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access; should we support FRPAA?
More information about FRPAA can be found on the SPARC website.

As the Executive Director of SPARC, Heather Joseph is very involved in advocacy for FRPAA. Before joining SPARC, Heather worked for many years in the publishing industry, and was formerly Executive Director of the BioOne publishing cooperative.

Thursday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time / Noon Eastern Time
Peter Suber: Open Access Questions & Answers

Peter Suber, Open Access Project Director, Public Knowledge Project, author of Open Access News
Peter Suber, one of the world's leading academics in the area of open access, will join Chemists Without Borders for a question and answer session on any aspect of open access.

Thursday, September 6 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time / Noon Eastern Time
Jean-Claude Bradley: Open Source Chemistry

Chemists Without Borders' own Jean-Claude Bradley, Coordinator for E-Learning at the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, will talk about the Useful Chemistry approach to open source chemistry, founded by Bradley.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Chemical Heritage Foundation Talk on Open Science

I'll be giving a talk and participating in a panel about Open Source/Open Notebook Science on April 17, 2007 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

See Registration info here

The 7th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education (LISE 7)
21st Century Science Education: Preparing
Teachers and Students for the Future

Monday, 16 April 2007

3:30–4:00 p.m. Workshop Registration

4:00–5:30 Workshop – 21st century skills in the science classroom
Susan Van Gundy

5:30–6:00 Dinner Registration and Reception

6:00–7:15 Dinner

7:15–8:00 Keynote Address : Chemistry is About the Future, not just the Past. Let’s Keep it that Way Ron Breslow

Thursday, 17 April 2006

7:30–8:15 a.m. Conference Registration and Breakfast

8:15–8:30 Welcome

8:30–9:15 Kickoff Address: Preparing Teachers for the Future I Bruce Fuchs

9:15–10:15 Panel – Today’s Discoveries in Tomorrow’s Classrooms
Mary Kirchhoff (Green Chemistry), Kathy Frame (Biotechnology)

10:15–10:30 Break

10:30–11:20 Panel - New Technologies for Teaching and Research: Perspectives
Susan Van Gundy (National Science Digital Library), Jean-Claude Bradley (Open Source Science)

11:20-12:15 Panel – New Practices in Teaching and Research: Incorporating New Ideas
John Penick (Teacher Preparation in Global Context), Diane Jass Ketelhut (Using Games and Simulations in Teaching)

12:15 -1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30–2:15 Address – Preparing Teachers for the Future II
Jeanne Narum

2:15-3:15 Address – Using New Technologies Today: Web-based Teaching Tools
Dennis Liu (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Robert De Groot (Southern California Earthquake Center)

3:15–3:45 Roundtable - Teaching in the Science Classroom of the Future Today
Representatives of Philadelphia High Schools, TBA

3:45–4:15 Wrap-up

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