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Resources for Students and Educators

A variety of organizations want to help students affected by the hurricane

by Linda Raber
September 8, 2005

C&EN Online is beginning to compile a list of resources for students and educators whose work has been disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. We will add more information as it becomes available. To list a program, please contact ACS News Editor Linda Raber——with details. We are particularly interested in listing online learning resources for undergraduates. has compiled a list of institutions offering enrollment to displaced students as well as other resources.

The Sloan Consortium is working to organize online resources in all subject areas. The consortium needs help in identifying courses and educators to teach them. Classes are expected to begin in about one month. More information is on

Blackboard Inc. is providing affected academic institutions with an online home for their Fall 2005 e-Learning Programs at no cost. Through the program, institutions impacted by Katrina can quickly get their e-learning programs up and running on a hosted server at no cost. Call (800) 424-9299 ext. 2594 or e-mail

Purdue University is offering several of its chemistry courses as podcasts. See for details.

Drexel University is offering several chemistry courses as podcasts. See for details. Also see and Drexel may offer credit for these courses.

Bryn Mawr College is offering podcasts of a quantum chemistry course. Visit

List of podcasts. Students can subscribe to the podcasts for various courses through Apple iTunes. The software is free and can be downloaded from Apple for either PC or Mac. Subscribing is also free. To find a course, go to and click on Podcasts, then Education, Higher Education.


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