Useful Links

Quantum Chemistry

Sherill group

Manby group

Foster lecture notes

Josh Goings' blog

Articles and Blogs for Issues in Academia

How to Succeed in Graduate School

Online guide to scientific publication

In pursuit of female chemists

Tenure, She Wrote

The importance of stupidity in scientific research

How to be a good graduate student

Female Science Professor

Academic Jungle


Things to know about grad school

Illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

Hall lab list of resources

Resources / Research on teaching science 

RCSA's Teach Better Book

2007 Life Sciences Education article on active learning

2011 International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed article on encouraging students to read textbooks 

2014 PNAS article and commentary on active learning benefits

2015 Nature commentary on active learning

2015 National Academies Press book Reaching Students gives course strategies

Research on teaching physical chemistry

2004 J Chem Ed article on factors leading to success 

2010 J Chem Ed article on using a heuristic interpretation of QM

2012 J Chem Ed article on Writing-to-Teach

Research on helping underrepresented minorities succeed in science

2006 Science article on preparing minority scientists and engineers

2006 Science article on using a social-psychological intervention

2009 Chronicle of Higher Ed commentary on minority students at research universities

2010 Science article on values affirmation to reduce the achievement gap

2011 Social and Personality Psychology article on stereotype threat

2011 Science article on how a social-belonging intervention improves academic outcomes

UC Merced

Chemistry site


Hratchian group

Johnson group




J Chem Phys