International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Chemicals enhance our lives - awareness initiative Dianna Guise   |   added on Oct 01, 2010    |    United States Original informational posters about chemicals that are of concern in our environment will be posted around our school. T-shirts with the IYC logo will be available. We have decorated the light shades in our school with ball and stick diagrams of molecules using gel paper and tape.
Topic: awareness activity Audience: teachers

Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS - MARM 2011 Paul Tukey   |   added on Sep 25, 2010    |    United States One of the largest annual regional meetings of the American Chemical Society covering NY, NJ, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virgina and DC, featuring hot topics in Chemistry, sessions for chemists from industry and academia to present recent work, career development seminars, awards banquets, networking -- and fun!
Topic: conferences, seminars, celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, biotechnology, sustainable and green chemistry Audience: researchers, students, public policy officials, women chemists, professionals, secondary school teachers, secondary school students

The American Chemical Society's IYC 2011 website Liezl Perez   |   added on Sep 20, 2010    |    United States As part of the IYC-2011 initiative, the American Chemical Society has sponsored a website to promote chemistry to the general public and assist interested users in finding and sponsoring outreach activities in 2011. This website is a single-source portal containing the ACS' contribution to this truly global celebration.
Topic: planners, materials, resources, website Audience: educators, general public, universities, teachers, school children, women chemists, educational institutions, high schools, graduate students, secondary school students

U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter Paul Spyropoulos   |   added on Sep 17, 2010    |    United States Opportunities for grant supplements.
Topic: communicating chemistry, celebrating chemistry Audience: nsf grantees

New Zealand Mint Chris Kirkness   |   added on Sep 10, 2010    |    United States To design and mint a range of 1oz Silver & 1oz Gold Commemorative Legal Tender coins to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry.
Topic: chemistry education, industrial trade fair, networking Audience: general public