International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry and Culture Week at EESC

Activity by Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011   |   Belgium Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): European Economic and Social Committee, Solvay, Polish Presidency of the EU, EuCheMS, Royal Society of Chemistry

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organises a week of chemistry related activities from 3 October to 7 October at its building in the heart of the European quarter in Brussels.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a week-long celebration of chemsitry and culture.

More details on the week's activities is available in both English and French and you can register for the public events here.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Week-long exhibitions on the life of Marie Curie (Courtesy of the Polish Embassy) and video exhibition of Royal Society of Chemistry 'Our Children on Water' images.
  • Catalytic Clothing – with Profs Tony Ryan & Helen Storey on the evening of Thursday 6 October + reception (see seperate event entry).
  • Opening reception with chemistry demo from Technopolis Science Centre on the evening of Monday 3 October + reception.
  • Exhibition on Maria Sklodowska-Curie (Marie Curie) all week with official opening by Ms Ambassador Agnieszka Tombinska on Wednesday 5 October lunchtime.
  • Got some elemental questions – come and meet Mendeleev on Thursday 6 October at lunchtime for answers!
  • A presentation on the Solar Impulse aircraft from Solvay at lunchtime on Friday 7 October.

All events are free, but prior registration is mandatory. For more information contact Sylvia Binger (sylvia.binger[at] at EESC.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, hands-on activities, sustainable and green chemistry, demonstrations Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, educators, teachers, universities, industrial chemists, women chemists, decision makers, school children, secondary schools students
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Oct 06, 2011 Catalytic Clothing