International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Can you find Chemistry in your Life? Fernando Jimenez   |   added on Oct 26, 2011    |    Spain Photo Contest online for Secondary and Hig school students in Spain
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, competition, website Audience: chemistry, students, education, highschool students, secondary schools

Chemistry of the Ocean Donna Wrublewski   |   added on Oct 26, 2011    |    United States A display building off the existing Coral Reef Project at the Marston Science Library, it will focus on the chemistry of coral reefs and ocean habitats.
Topic: chemistry education, biochemistry, ocean chemistry Audience: tertiary education, students

How much arsenic do we eat? Analytical chemists make light work in tracking potentially harmful chemicals Julian Tyson   |   added on Oct 25, 2011    |    United States Lecture-demonstration about applications of spectroscopy with particular reference to arsenic in rice. Members of the audience will be recruited for subsequent citizen scientist activity and will take home a test kit to measure arsenic in rice and water.
Topic: demonstrations, analytical chemistry Audience: students, general public, teachers, secondary school students, high schools, school children

International Warsaw Invention Show (IWIS) Osazuwa Osawaru   |   added on Oct 25, 2011    |    Poland A presentation of the use of hydrogen from the decomposition of methanol for the hydrogenation of products obtained from the pyrolysis of waste polymers to obtain fuel-grade additives
Topic: sustainable and green chemistry, science fair Audience: students, general public, research scientists

Symposium Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Iodine Discovery Tatsuo Kaiho   |   added on Oct 25, 2011    |    Japan This is the Symposium to celebrate 200th Anniversary of Iodine Discovery.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, conferences Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, post graduate students, professors, educators, teachers, research scientists, industrial chemists, women chemists