Professor Robert Bachman attended the 251st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in San Diego, California from March 13th to 17th. Professor Bachman presented two invited contributions at the meeting.
The first, a poster entitled “Creating correspondence between teaching and research by converting the teaching laboratory to a research laboratory,” was part of a symposium on Undergraduate Teaching at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. The poster discussed Bachman’s efforts to bridge the teaching-research divide by bringing his research interests into the laboratory component of his inorganic chemistry course. Details of this work can also be found on the Council on Undergraduate Research Division of Chemistry website (https://curchem.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/bringing-research-into-the-course-laboratory-a-true-story/)
Bachman’s second presentation, “Technical investigation of Josef Albers’s “Casa” series by x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging studies,” was given as part of a Division of Analytical Chemistry symposium Analytical Methodologies & Research Partnerships at the Interface of Chemistry & Art/Archeology. This presentation provided an overview of the work that Bachman carried out at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in collaboration with his co-author Dr. Gregory D. Smith.
In addition to sharing his latest scholarly work with a national audience, Professor Bachman was able to participate in an ACS Leadership Development System workshop on Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue and to attend numerous talks detailing cutting edge research in their fields and innovative pedagogic approaches.
The U.S.S Midway (CV-41) provided an exciting backdrop for the Analytical Methodologies & Research Partnerships at the Interface of Chemistry & Art/Archeology Symposium.