International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Amazing Chemistry Applied Daily Zoe Beck   |   added on Jun 02, 2011    |    United Kingdom Introduction to the science involved in the development of modern cosmetics and in the evaluation of their performance.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, seminars Audience: students, secondary school students, high schools

SEEDS (Systemic Education and Extra-Mural Development and Support) Scifest Africa Outreach Project Stephen Ashworth   |   added on Jun 02, 2011    |    United Kingdom Chemistry shows and educator workshops in rural schools in the Western Cape province of South Africa
Topic: chemistry education, educational materials, workshops, demonstrations Audience: educators, secondary schools students, teachers

New treatments for cancer; hope or hoax? Samantha Booth   |   added on May 27, 2011    |    United Kingdom A free schools symposium where students can listen and network with PhD students and professionals in the research field. This will be of particular interest to students who are thinking of pursuing chemistry or medicine as a career.
Topic: networking, celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, seminars Audience: students, general public, educators, research scientists, women chemists, secondary school students

Chemistry Demonstration Lectures Samantha Tang   |   added on May 26, 2011    |    United Kingdom A lively chemical demonstration lecture. Restricted to invited schools and colleges only.
Topic: chemistry education, celebrating chemistry Audience: secondary schools, tertiary education

Forest School Educational Fundraiser Periodic Table Steven Marsh   |   added on May 26, 2011    |    United Kingdom Forest School has installed the world's first Educational Fundraiser Periodic Table to educate and inspire its pupils whilst raising funds for improvements to its science facilities. Those interested in sponsoring an element can find out more by visiting the school or email
Topic: chemistry education, educational materials, celebrating chemistry Audience: educational institutions, secondary school students, educators, general public, decision makers, secondary schools, school children, secondary schools students