SCIENCE teachers, TEACHER training, CHEMISTRY education, HIGH schools, OCCUPATIONAL training, SECONDARY education, EFFECTIVE teaching, HIGH school students, and EDUCATION research
The article discusses studies about developments in professional training of science teachers in high schools in the U.S. A chemistry teacher should have as a minimum, college courses in general inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis and physical chemistry. Organic chemistry is studied because of the basic principles and general information involved and the important role organic substances play in modern life. One of the conclusions reached by the Committee on Preparation of High School Chemistry teachers is that more extensive training and other sciences is urgently needed in many cases and these needs should be met either by decreasing the requirements in educational course, by increasing the number of credits required for graduation.
SCIENTISTS, BIOLOGISTS, BIOLOGICAL research, SCIENTIFIC community, and OXYTETRACYCLINE
The article presents information on scientist Ben A. Sobin and his research achievements. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1912 and his graduate education took place at Ohio State University. He specialized in chemistry, organic chemistry, bacteriology and biochemistry. Professionally he worked in various organizations and his career with Pfizer Inc. began as chief of biologies control where he attained success in research assignment. One of them was the preparation of the first samples of Terramycin under Sobin's direction.
European Journal of Biochemistry. 1967, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p259-266. 8p.
BIOCHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL abbreviations, NAMES, ORGANIC chemistry, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, and SCIENCE conferences
The Commission on the Nomenclature of Biological Chemistry decided in 1958 that an attempt should be made to standardize the abbreviations and symbols used for chemical names of special interest in biological chemistry. The original draft proposals were based on the notes given at the beginning of each number of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The problems were discussed fully at the meeting of the commission in Munich in September 1959--and also in joint sessions with the Organic Nomenclature Commission and the Enzyme Commission of the International Union of Biochemistry. A third draft, incorporating the results of the Munich discussions, was widely circulated in December 1959, and many useful comments on this were received.
European Journal of Biochemistry. 1967, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p127-131. 5p.
LIPIDS, NAMES, BIOCHEMISTRY, ORGANIC chemistry, BIOMOLECULES, and STEROIDS
The nomenclature of lipids is the concern both of organic chemists and of biochemists. The systematic names of individual lipids can always be derived by the general rules of organic nomenclature, however, such names are often complex and need to be supplemented by alternative "semi systematic" names as has been done, for steroids and corrinoids. Another problem is that of names for groups of related and homologous compounds including mixtures, such names are hardly ever needed by the pure organic chemist, but are very necessary in biochemical work.