International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Cape Cod Science Cafe-An International Year of Chemistry Kick-Off Event

Activity by Jennifer Maclachlan   |   added on Jan 07, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): NESACS, The Town of Barnstable, The Cape Cod Commission, The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and PID Analyzers, LLC

Come to the Cape Cod Science Cafe-An International Year of Chemistry Kick-Off Event. Socialize with neighbors, ACS members, local Twitter folks and learn from a Chemist's perspective how to Protect the Cape Cod Water Supply. Light appetizers and soft drinks are provided. Cash bar.

Cape Cod Science Cafe: Protecting the Cape Cod Water Supply
At The Hyannis Golf Club, Route 132, Hyannis, MA 02601

Tuesday Evening March 1, 2011

Soft drinks and light appetizers will be provided. Cash bar.

An overview and introduction of International Year of Chemistry-presentation by Dr. Morton Hoffman, Councilor NESACS and IYC Chair presented by Jennifer Maclachlan
Keynote speaker:   Krista Longnecker, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute will present: "A scientific perspective of water on Cape Cod"

Additional speakers include: 
 Gongmin Lei, Laboratory Director, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment will present "Inside Barnstable County Water Labs: An Overview of their State-of-the-Art laboratory equipment-what it is and what it does"
Susan Rask, M.S., R.S., Barnstable County Dept. of Health and Environment will present on the subject of Nitrogen and the Cape Cod coastal water quality

This event is open to the public and the purpose is to have the speakers, who are chemists or use chemistry in their jobs to educate the audience about this critical issue: protecting the water supply here on Cape Cod.


Calling all Cape Cod Twitter users; come meet with us and tweet with us from the Cape Cod Science Cafe. Follow the conversation: @pidgirl and the hashtag: #ccscicafe

Topic: celebrating chemistry, networking Audience: general public, professional chemists, educators, industrial chemists


Jennifer Maclachlan | Mar 03, 2011 06:58PM

When we set up the function room we decided that the best slide to keep up on the projection screen was the 365 Days of Chemistry Slide for March 1, 2011: Deep-Tank Fermentation: Pfizer opened the world's first large-scale penicillin facility in 1944-see IYC presentation on right margin.

The best quote of the night was when the second attendee entered the Terrace Room at the Hyannis Golf Club and she said "My husband said this must be the place; they've got chemistry up on the wall"!.(the March 1st slide on the projector!)

It was amazing to get all these local science people together and we are currently working with a number of the attendees who are local science educators on continuing programs during the International Year of Chemistry including The Global Water Experiment which launches 3/22/11 and National Chemistry Week October 16-22, 2011.

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