Natural Sciences Dr. Sheila Smith Awarded NSF Grant


IONiC-VIPEr: Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists - Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource

The National Science Foundation has awarded a four-year grant of $437,962 to IONiC, the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists ( The multi-institutional, collaborative project entitled "IONiC: Transforming Education Through Collaborative Development of Materials at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry" is under the direction of Lori A. Watson (Earlham College), Raymond Schaak (Penn State), Sheila R. Smith (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Barbara A. Reisner (James Madison University), and Melanie S. Sanford (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).  The award is one of about 30 new grants funded by NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education as part of the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program from among more than 400 submitted proposals.  Congratulations to Sheila and her colleagues on receiving this significant award.