International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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California advances Green Chemistry principles with new Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations Jim Wasserman   |   added on Oct 31, 2011    |    United States The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today released informal draft regulations to make safer consumer products widespread in California. The regulations, employing key principles of Green Chemistry, provide more protection against toxic chemicals in products on store shelves.
Topic: safer products, alternatives analysis, toxic materials, chemistry, product lifecycle, product innovation, product design Audience: general public, chemists, scientists, manufacturers, students, decision makers, environmentalists, consumer product developers, consumers

SOCMA's 90th Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting Liesa Brown   |   added on Oct 31, 2011    |    United States Held in December in New York City for nearly 90 years, the evening provides networking, excellent food, SOCMA’s donation to the ACS Scholars Program and an awards ceremony honoring winners of SOCMA’s Performance Improvement Awards.
Topic: chemistry education, chemical safety, conferences, chemical heritage, trade association, celebrating chemistry, networking Audience: decision makers, industrial vendors, chemical executives, press, graduate students, sales professionals, suppliers, hse professionals

Chemistry of the Ocean Donna Wrublewski   |   added on Oct 26, 2011    |    United States A display building off the existing Coral Reef Project at the Marston Science Library, it will focus on the chemistry of coral reefs and ocean habitats.
Topic: chemistry education, biochemistry, ocean chemistry Audience: tertiary education, students

How much arsenic do we eat? Analytical chemists make light work in tracking potentially harmful chemicals Julian Tyson   |   added on Oct 25, 2011    |    United States Lecture-demonstration about applications of spectroscopy with particular reference to arsenic in rice. Members of the audience will be recruited for subsequent citizen scientist activity and will take home a test kit to measure arsenic in rice and water.
Topic: demonstrations, analytical chemistry Audience: students, general public, teachers, secondary school students, high schools, school children

Celebrate IYC with the University of Central Oklahoma Cheryl Frech   |   added on Oct 24, 2011    |    United States Presentation by Lauren Redniss, author of "Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie - A Tale of Love and Fallout" at the UCO FSI. Redniss will sign copies of her National Book Award - nominated book and art entries from student science and art contest will be on display.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, seminars, art Audience: students, general public, educators, universities, women chemists, educational institutions