Cloud computing is becoming more mainstream
in fields other than business and entertaining.
The long tail impact is expanding in many fields
and new tools are available for professionals to
benefit from the Internet. ETFs’ profits can be
eaten up by larger tax bites.
GOOGLE DOCS USED TO BRING
COURSE MATERIAL TO STUDENTS
Source: C. Eustace (Look at his blog.).
Chris was right.
Migrate to the cloud for documents for
the Professional Development course and make sure
the grad students knew of the importance of a
personal web presence and twitter.
My powerpoints and the students’ assignments were
uploaded to a course folder in Google-docs and
available for all.
Reasonable documentation and examples in a help-site.
Know about file size limits on uploads.
TURNING A WEBPAGE INTO A KEEPER
Source: K. Boerhet, WSJ 4-21-10; Turning a
WebPage into a Keeper
As more and more activity gets coordinated via the
web, smart resources that do multiple tasks for us
are developed. How do you “bookmark pages or
later reading? Author Boerhet talked about
this in her 4-21-10 column about icyte.com
HIDDEN TAX TRAPS IN ETFs
Source: J. Zweig, WSJ 4-17-10 Hidden tax traps
alternative assets like commodities and
currencies. With taxes likely to change, it is
important to explore and be aware of tax
implications to assess holding or buying more.
Recently, I had the privilege of working with a
member who asked for help with his interview
for a position at a community college.
Brief pointers were sent, for example: onsite
interview preparation and reminders about civility..
Then he asked for specific, detailed help regarding
A) chemistry CLASS (personal choice of topic) (10 minutes)
B) RESEARCH PROPOSAL and goals (5 minutes)
The audience for both was the search committee.
His preparation approach involved:
A) CLASS- power point presentation for
carboxylic acids and their derivatives
B) RESEARCH PROPOSAL- power point
presentation divided into:
1) Introduction (1 slides)
2) Aims (1)
3) Plan of action (2)
4) Achievements after one year and how it
positively impacts XXCC (2)
(here he emphasized undergraduate research,
collaboration and getting funded)
Suggestions offered were:
A) CLASS- Consider bringing in some
natural products containing carboxylic acids
and esters that have odors, like fruit as in
the Wikipedia table
Consider showing what happens to these
materials and then write the reaction on the
board. Do you use tangible teaching materials
like molecular models? These might be
B) RESEARCH- There should be a preliminary
budget estimate. Look for equipment that is
common in most college laboratories, if you
can, to keep within academic setting limits.
Include acknowledgments for funding
organizations and people with whom you have
C) QUESTIONS -Consider asking questions about the
length of the contract? When does it start? Is there
a chance to start working earlier? Explore the
interviewers’ experiences working at the community
Ask for a tour of the laboratories and a chance
to meet the students.