International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Summer Science Academy at Tbilisi State University Khatuna Kakhiani   |   added on Apr 06, 2011    |    Georgia Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) holds an annual Summer Science Academy for students from grades 7 through 12. The goal of the Summer Science Academy is to introduce and enlighten students in the interdisciplinary world of the natural science, showing them the fundamental and applied aspects of science.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, hands-on activities, workshops, seminars, demonstrations, science fair Audience: school children, high school students, students, general public, educators, universities, teachers

Harnessing Nature's Chemical Diversity for Drug Discovery Ruth Meaney   |   added on Apr 05, 2011    |    Australia 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.
Topic: sustainable and green chemistry, seminars, celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, science fair Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, secondary school students, high schools, school children, secondary schools

Home-made Experiments Contest Lautaro Kremenchuzky   |   added on Apr 03, 2011    |    Argentina The contest consists of making a home-made experiment, which must be recorded and uploaded. Previously, they must set a hypothesis and afterwards, there must be a conclusion.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, competition, science fair Audience:

Chemistry Made Simple for Public Appreciation and Attraction Sam Kauba   |   added on Mar 26, 2011    |    Papua New Guinea The way forward is a collaboration of research projects crafted by ingenious concepts with predefined targets and unifying themes in Chemistry. All of the activities to commemorate, International Year of Chemistry 2011, shall be simple to foster public appreciation in Papua New Guinea.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, seminars, educational materials, workshops, hands-on activities, demonstrations, competition, science fair, website Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, educators

Chemistry in our Daily Life Mauricio Acelas   |   added on Mar 12, 2011    |    Colombia Interested in learning how chemistry impacts our daily life? In a series of presentations, I will attempt to demonstrate to secondary students in Colombia how the world would be without chemistry and why it is so important for the development of human kind.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, conferences, educational materials, demonstrations, science fair Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, educational institutions, secondary school students, high schools, secondary schools, secondary schools students