International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Cafe Chimique II Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011    |    Belgium Our second Cafe Chimique of 2011 will take place on 24 November and will focus on the GMO debate. Speakers from EuropaBio and Friends of the Earth Europe (tbc) will make short presentations on GMOs and policy developments in the green biotechnology area and then field questions from the audience.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, sustainable and green chemistry, gmo, green biotechnology, agricultural science Audience: general public, industrial chemists, professional chemists, decision makers, ngos

Chemical Landmark: Kekule at Ghent Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011    |    Belgium On October 28 the work of August Kekule at Ghent University will be marked with the presentation of an RSC Chemical Landmark to Ghent University. The ceremony starts at 16:00 in the Aula of the University of Ghent with a reception afterwards.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, organic chemistry, kekule, history of chemistry Audience: general public, professors, historical, landmark, industrial chemists

A Little Light Relief Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011    |    Belgium On the evening of Thursday October 27, RSC President Prof David Phillips of Imperial College London will be in Brussels to give his popular chemistry demonstration lecture: "A Little Light Relief".
Topic: celebrating chemistry, demonstrations, art Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, high schools, school children, educators, teachers

Chemistry and Culture Week at EESC Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011    |    Belgium The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organises a week of chemistry related activities from 3 October to 7 October at its building in the heart of the European quarter in Brussels.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, hands-on activities, sustainable and green chemistry, demonstrations Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, educators, teachers, universities, industrial chemists, women chemists, decision makers, school children, secondary schools students

Chemistry Week in Ecuador Bernardo Cordero   |   added on Sep 28, 2011    |    Ecuador Conferences will be held in the most prestigious universities in Quito, Ecuador. Varied topics will be delivered by experts covering everything from the history of chemistry, application of ionizing radiation, nuclear engineering, environmental chemistry, applications of industrial chemistry, and Human Genome.
Topic: conferences, chemistry, celebrating chemistry, seminars, sustainable and green chemistry Audience: chemical engineers, students, general public, universities, graduate students, chemists