Archive for October, 2011

The chemistry of cocaine

October 27, 2011 | Natural Sciences

Engaging undergraduate organic chemistry students is often very challenging. It requires special effort to generate enthusiasm for learning such seemingly abstract concepts as functional group chemistry, synthetic routes, and reaction mechanisms. Students often do not see the relevance of these concepts to their own lives or interests.

Deficit Reduction Versus Job Creation

October 27, 2011 | Uncategorized

The continuing financial crisis is exacting an enormous price: Poverty is rising in the United States, unemployment remains high, and consumer confidence is in freefall as we watch our elected leaders engage in dysfunctional political tactics that have brought our democracy, and our economy, to its knees. This doesn’t bode well for our nation’s future.

Tax Benefits for Higher Education

October 27, 2011 | Uncategorized

With annual college expenses running as high as $50,000, CPAs should be aware of the opportunities the IRS offers taxpayers for 2011. Although, dollar for dollar, credits are usually the preferred choice, CPAs should help taxpayers review the requirements and limitations of both credits and deductions and choose the method that will best minimize their tax liabilities.

Technical note: an assessment of practicing reflection in teaching the concepts for Engineering Statistics

October 23, 2011 | Uncategorized

In my high school years, I used to be a below average performer in Math and consistently had to struggle even to pass the exams in Math. Since a lot of emphasis is given to Math at my home and in my family circle, a student who is poor in this subject is considered to be an under achiever and a failure. Hence, amidst this pressure to prove myself as a successful student, I struggled to do whatever I could to prove myself to get a passing grade in Math.