Author Archives: Andrew French

Tablet teaching Blog

Here is a link to a blog I started a couple of years ago when Albion College received a hewlett packard teaching with technology grant in the Spring of 2008 Http://campus.albion.edu/tabletteaching

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Summer 2010

This summer Aaron Bender, ’11 and Jacob Stoneburner, ’11, are working in the lab on some new chiral hypervalent iodine reagents.  These reagents are going to be tested on a new substrate, one that was shown by Ishihara, and co-workers … Continue reading

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Website becomes a blog

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Summer 2009

The summer of 2009 saw three students; Bin Cai, ’10, Laura Kirk,’10, and Matt Logan,’10, spend the summer at Albion College.  Bin was successful in synthesizing a chiral oxazoline-based aryl iodide, but found the compound to be unstable to the … Continue reading

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Summer 2008

The Summer of 2008 saw Dr. French take a break from summer research.  He spent a month in July traveling to and around Arizona and back again, and retooling his organic chemistry Lecture to incorporate tablet PCs into the class.  … Continue reading

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Summer 2007

The Summer of 2007 Saw Dr. French continue as summer FURSCA Director, though for only the first half of the summer.  We welcomed two new members to the groups this summer; Teresa Giacomazzi, and William Andert, both who spent 5 … Continue reading

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Summer 2006

The Summer of 2006 was the final year of our current NSF grant and saw Sarah and Shauna travel to Wales to work with Thomas.  Shauna continued her project begun at Albion, completing her synthesis and evaluation of her target … Continue reading

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Summer 2005

The summer 2005 gave us the opportunity to move into our new Building, Kresge Science Hall, nicknamed “the Bruce” after Bruce Kresge, our major donor for the building, and long-time supporter of Albion College.  Three students; Shauna Paradine, Sarah Simmons … Continue reading

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Summer 2003 – Summer 2004

Starting in the summer of 2003 I was on sabbatical.  I was a Royal Society USA Research Fellow at Cardiff University, working with Thomas Wirth.  Craig Streu, ’04, and Joe Heinzelmann, ’04 were in Cardiff during that summer working on … Continue reading

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Summer 2002

The Summer of 2002 saw two students, Joe Heinzelmann and Craig Streu working on the synthesis of a new chiral hypervalent reagent. While they were unsuccessful at completing this synthesis due to the unavailability of a reagent (post 9-11) the … Continue reading

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