International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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UBC Chemistry Celebrates IYC and NCW 2011: Chemistry - Beyond the Magic Angela Crane   |   added on Sep 20, 2011    |    Canada UBC Chemistry invites the public to the department to check out what we do, and celebrate IYC during the National Week of Chemsitry. With presentations, demos, hands-on activities, facility tours and liquid nitrogen ice-cream, this is sure to be a great day of chemistry for everyone!
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, demonstrations, hands-on activities Audience: general public

Conference on Marie Curie on stamps Richard Gratton   |   added on Aug 29, 2011    |    Canada A conference on the life of Marie Curie illustrated by postage stamps
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, conferences, networking, educational materials, seminars, publications Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, educators, research scientists, teachers, universities, industrial chemists, post graduate students, women chemists, educational institutions

Chemical attraction -- Attraction chimique Jean-daniel Doucet   |   added on Aug 21, 2011    |    Canada Chemical attraction is a traveling interactive activities designed to show the presence of chemistry in everyday public, banana fireworks! 5 subjects, molecular gastronomy, radioactivity, fireworks, forensic chemistry and history of chemistry, stimulates the 5 senses of the participants!
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, hands-on activities, sustainable and green chemistry, demonstrations Audience: general public, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions

Chemistry display booth at the Port Hope fall fair Mike Broczkowski   |   added on Aug 17, 2011    |    Canada A display booth will be operated at the Port Hope Fall Fair September 16 - 18, to provide examples of some of the benefits of chemistry in society, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie‚Äôs Nobel prize in chemistry and to create an interest in chemistry in the younger generation.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, hands-on activities, demonstrations Audience: students, general public, educators

Celebrating Undergraduate Research Christine Gottardo   |   added on Aug 08, 2011    |    Canada A video has been produced highlighting undergraduate research students as they describe the importance of research experience to their undergraduate learning. web-site:
Topic: undergraduate research Audience: students, universities, decision makers