International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Women in Chemistry: Past, Present, and Future Frances Sutherland   |   added on Feb 08, 2011    |    Canada A public lecture by Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education Audience: students, professors, professional chemists, general public, women chemists

ACPA Two-Day Short Course in Scaling Chemistry Stan Backs   |   added on Feb 07, 2011    |    Canada Scaling is the precipitation of solids in water due to changes in temperature or pressure, the mixing of formation waters with other waters, or a combination of these effects. This course will present the chemistry of scaling; the calculation of scaling indices; and the analysis, removal, and inhibition of scales.
Topic: workshops, chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, industrial chemists, research scientists, post graduate students

Anachemia Science Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry Carol Haley   |   added on Feb 07, 2011    |    Canada Anachemia Canada would like to demonstrate our support for the International Year of the Chemistry by using the IYC 2011 logo during our "Celebrate Chemistry program this year. At Anachemia, we have supported our local schools for almost 10 years, by being the proud supplier of the chemicals for the annual National Crystal Gro
Topic: celebrating chemistry, competition, analytical chemistry, publications, website Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, educators, industrial chemists, research scientists, universities, post graduate students, teachers, educational institutions, secondary school students, secondary schools, school children, high schools, secondary schools students

Focus on Tap Water Cynthia Van ginkel   |   added on Jan 20, 2011    |    Canada Find out fast facts about water purification and treatment in Metro Vancouver as well as bottled water vs. tap water. Take part in a Global Experiment "pH of the planet" using portable pH testing equipment. Get your home tap water tested for lead.
Topic: chemistry education, hands-on activities, sustainable and green chemistry, demonstrations, analytical chemistry Audience: students

Are Cows More Trustworthy Than Chemists? Frances Sutherland   |   added on Jan 19, 2011    |    Canada A public lecture presented by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University‚Äôs Office for Science and Society, January 27 at the Telus World of Science, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education Audience: general public, students, teachers, educators, professional chemists