Dr. Max I. Kopelevich
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 4:00 PM
2033 Young Hall
Interactive Web-Based Notebooks
Over the last 5 years Jupyter (formerly IPython) notebooks developed into a popular vehicle to process, present, and share scholarly information. These notebooks are easy to construct and allow to freely mix text, multiple types of data, and code. In the 2014 Nature article describing the Jupyter notebook, the author stated “it excels at demonstration, research, and teaching objectives especially for science”.
In this talk we will examine the use of Jupyter notebooks as instructional tools. Today, a we search reveals that examples of notebooks in Chemistry and Biochemistry instruction are still few and far between. At UCLA, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was a relatively early adopter of notebooks in 2015 largely due to Shimon Weiss and his Chemistry 114 course. Since then, notebooks were used in several other courses in our Department, as well as in EPSS and Statistics courses. We aim to advertise the use of Jupyter notebooks for creating mini-courses by faculty and TAs on specific topics, interactive student lab notebooks, and other materials supplementary to traditional instruction.
You can view a flyer for the seminar here.