International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chai and Why? The Science of Fireworks Arnab Bhattacharya   |   added on Sep 14, 2011    |    India Celebrate Diwali with the TIFR Outreach team in our two-part Chai and Why?series this October! From the simple diya to the precisely calibrated assembly of chemicals that go in to produce the spectacular effects in fireworks, we look at the science behind the festival of light.
Topic: demonstrations, chemistry education, fireworks Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, school children

Chemistry fairs Lois Ngope   |   added on Sep 13, 2011    |    Botswana In conjuction with the University of Botswana Chemistry department, the ministry of Education is organising chemistry fair days around the country. Lecturers from the university are touring the nation taking chemistry to students and teachers in primary and secondary schools.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, fair Audience: students, professors, educators, teachers, school children

Essay and Poster Designing Competition Lois Ngope   |   added on Sep 13, 2011    |    Botswana Students from primary and secondary schools have been invited to submit essays and posters that they have designed which express the importance of chemistry in daily life. Prizes will be awarded to the best submissions nationwide.
Topic: competition, essay, posters Audience: students, educators, school children

Spellbound: an IYC video series Terri Taylor   |   added on Sep 07, 2011    |    United States A new ACS video series — aptly named Spellbound — tells the stories of eight chemists whose childhood curiosity about everyday things helped them launch careers in laboratories, win Nobel Prizes and make other notable achievements.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, educational materials, website Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, educators, teachers, high schools, secondary schools students, women chemists, universities, educational institutions

Academia Europaea's 23rd Annual Conference Rovani Sigamoney   |   added on Sep 07, 2011    |    International Academia Europaea is the European Academy of sciences, humanities and arts. This conference is being held under the auspices of the International Year of Chemistry; it will highlight the links between chemistry, the sciences and society.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, conferences Audience: teachers, general public, educators