International Year of Chemistry 2011 Activities - Australia Activities from the International Year of Chemistry 2011 Celebrating IYC 2011 in Australia Let's feature IYC in the RACI's monthly magazine, Chemistry in Australia ! Dr Vicki Gardiner Sat, 22 May 2010 07:04:45 -0000 Australian National Chemistry Quiz The Australian National Chemistry Quiz is truly and international activity, currently held in 15 countries and 7 languages. The quiz The Quiz has four age groups – Years 7-8 (middle high school), Years 9-10 (middle high school), Year 11 and Year 12 (senior high school). Dr Vicki Gardiner Sat, 22 May 2010 07:34:23 -0000 2011 Science Calendar A 2011 calendar listing upcoming science events at the University of Western Australia. The calendar will be sent to all Western Australian high schools in order to promote science at the University of Western Australia. Dan Hutton Fri, 06 Aug 2010 02:12:15 -0000 PACIA National Conference 2011 - The Business of Chemistry The Australian Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association (PACIA) National Conference is the highlight industry event of the year for the chemicals and plastics industry in Australia. The theme in 2011 will be 'The Business of Chemistry' in support of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 initiative. Mr. John Osborn Tue, 17 Aug 2010 05:26:02 -0000 Periodic Table on Show Australian artists will join with chemists to produce a unique interpretation of each element of the 2010 IUPAC Periodic Table. The artwork will be available for touring, photographed for posters, and become a web-resource listing information prepared by the chemist and the story behind the piece by the artists. Dr Vicki Gardiner Fri, 08 Oct 2010 04:37:32 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Perth, Australia A Networking Breakfast as part of the International Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time Event Kathryn Linge Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:07:04 -0000 ReferEEIng QLD chemistry A project to showcase Queensland (QLD) senior chemistry students' Extended Experimental Investigations (EEI's) in a refereed online journal. Teachers of chemistry in QLD will be able to use the journal as an exemplar to show their class exceptional EEI reports. High school students will develop links with practicing chemists. Mr Daniel Bischa Sat, 20 Nov 2010 04:47:11 -0000 PACIA Interface 2011 - International Year of Chemistry The Australian Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association (PACIA) Interface 2011 is a high level program held at Parliament House Canberra in March for CEO's and senior managers from the chemicals and plastics industry in Australia. The theme in 2011 will be in support of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 initiative. Mr. John Osborn Tue, 17 Aug 2010 05:39:57 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Melbourne, Australia We hosted a breakfast to celebrate and promote women women in chemistry on January 18th from 7 am in the CSIRO Ian Wark laboratory, Bayview Ave, Clayton, Victoria. Women at all stages in their career attended. Michelle Groarke Tue, 21 Dec 2010 01:01:19 -0000 Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry 28-30 August 2011. Peppers Manor House, Moss Vale (2 hours SW of Sydney), New South Wales, Australia. 2-day residential conference on all aspects of heterocyclic chemistry. Information:; Professor Roger Read Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:15:07 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Melbourne VIC, Australia The Royal Australian Chemical Institute is joining in the global breakfast initiative. mr Roger Stapleford Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:34:49 -0000 University of Sydney 2011 O-Week Chemistry Show The School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney presents a chemistry based extravaganza! This event is open to all and held during the University's orientation week for incoming undergraduate students. Yue Wu Tue, 11 Jan 2011 03:45:30 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Adelaide, South Australia This event celebrates the contribution of Women to Chemistry bringing people together worldwide for a breakfast meeting as a pre-launch event for the IYC 2011 Tatiana Anesbury Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:17:33 -0000 Coal Seam Gas Hear the Lead Chemist with Origin Energy, Oskar Jarvie, speak on Coal Seam Gas. As one of the New and Emerging Energy Technologies in Queensland, Australia, it is attracting interest with chemists, engineers and the general public, in particular the impact of these new technologies on local communities and their surroundings. Ruth Meaney Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:43:12 -0000 Women in Chemistry celebrate 'International Women's Day' An afternoon networking event in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday 8 March 2011 to celebrate the role of women in the chemical sciences; commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Amanda Lee Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:47:12 -0000 Australian National Chemical Analysis Competition The competition encourages students who enjoy Chemistry - especially practical Chemistry. Entrants compete in teams of three. Each team member performs a simple acid-base titration. A NaOH solution is standardised against standard HCl. An "unknown" acetic acid solution is then titrated with the NaOH solution. Ruth Meaney Wed, 02 Mar 2011 03:09:51 -0000 Towards Global Artificial Photosynthesis: Energy, Nanochemistry and Governance First International Conference dedicated to creating a Global Artificial Photosynthesis Project. Conference at Lord Howe Island (UNESCO World Heritage Listed) August 14-18 2011. conference website: Dr Thomas Faunce Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:22:21 -0000 Crystal Growing Competition The RACI Qld Crystal Growing Competition is an opportunity for students to take part in a scientific competition. The process is simple, and designed to encourage students to develop an interest in Chemistry from a young age. Ruth Meaney Mon, 28 Mar 2011 02:02:33 -0000 The Nanoscience of Bone: Where does Chemistry fit in? “The Nanoscience of Bone: Where does Chemistry fit in?” The RACI Qld O'Donnell School Lecture Series is open to students in Grade 11 and 12 studying chemistry / science, and students in Junior Secondary interested in studying chemistry / science to Grade 12 are also eligible to attend. Ruth Meaney Mon, 28 Mar 2011 02:08:07 -0000 Harnessing Nature's Chemical Diversity for Drug Discovery More than one third of the top-selling drugs in the world are natural products or their derivatives. Dr Rohan Davis, Group Leader of the Natural Products Chemistry team at the Eskitis Institute, Griffith University will present a brief history on natural product drug discovery & detail current research. Ruth Meaney Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:33:34 -0000 NATA Young Scientists of the Year Award 2011 An annual natiional science competition for Primary School students to encourage young scientists and promote learning of science among schoolchildren. Philip Keeffe Thu, 07 Apr 2011 00:28:56 -0000 BioPhysChem 2011 Conference A Joint meeting between the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Society for Biophysics. This meeting will bring together scientists from a range of disciplines to showcase research developments while providing a collegial atmosphere for scientific exchange. Naomi Sarich Tue, 31 May 2011 22:01:00 -0000 The Australia-India Joint Symposium on Smart Nanomaterials Conference aims to discuss various applications in the field of nanomaterials and to further strengthen collaborations between Australia and India. Pawan Kashyap Thu, 02 Jun 2011 04:15:21 -0000 LF Power Memorial Lecture 2011 - The 21st Century Solar Army Presented by Professor Harry B. Gray - Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, and Founding Director of the Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology. The L. F. Power Memorial Lecture is an invited lecture in honour of the memory of Les Power. Kiara Liessmann Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:48:38 -0000 Experimental Show Fire and ice, smoke and explosions galore - come and celebrate the International Year of Chemistry with our chemists who are sure to excite and entertain you in this spectacular show that demonstrates what chemistry is all about! Ms Rosalind Boulton Tue, 21 Jun 2011 04:53:44 -0000 Complex Molecules in Space and can we make beer out of them? Andrew Walsh brings together his research in astrochemistry and his love of beer to try and answer the question: Can we make beer in space? Shane Hengst Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:15:20 -0000 What's Cooking at the Shine Dome - Australian Academy of Science Open Day Feast on an exciting and engaging program for all ages as the Australian Academy of Science Open Day explores the chemistry of food. Learn about the science of wine production, the chemistry of nutritious food, the way taste works and much more in an interactive smorgasbord of scientific delights. Jen Nixon Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:18:24 -0000 Australian Academy of Science Women in Chemistry Forum Three senior women in international science will come together for a short public seminar in Parliament House to explore their lives, work and passions. Jen Nixon Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:31:53 -0000 A Soupçon of Science: Creativity at the Interface of Chemistry and Cuisine A/Prof Kent Kirshenbaum (NYU) will present a free public lecture providing an engaging exploration of the world of cooking from a molecular perspective. The audience will have opportunity to engage in the topic through samples circulated during the presentation. Gwen Lawrie Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:46:51 -0000 Preventing and Curing Infectious Diseases: Carbohydrate Vaccines and Continuous Flow Synthesis This public lecture will be presented by Professor Peter H. Seeberger from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. Afternoon tea will be served before the lecture Ms Rosalind Boulton Mon, 10 Oct 2011 03:08:48 -0000 TGH Jones Lecture: Tangling with Long Molecules This free lecture will be delivered by Professor Dame Julia Higgins DBE FRS FREng. They are so much part of our daily lives, it is hard to imagine a world without synthetic polymers for packaging, clothing, transport, sport - the list is endless. Ms Rosalind Boulton Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:33:39 -0000