International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Cape Cod Science Cafe-Celebrating Quarter 4 of the International Year of Chemistry Jennifer Maclachlan   |   added on Nov 30, 2011    |    United States Join us for hands-on science experiments related to althy kids. Let’s get our kids excited about science! Stop in, participate in a chemistry experiment aimed at grades K-12, have a snack and socialize at the Cape Cod Science Café with local area chemists, friends and families from your community.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, hands-on activities Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, educators, teachers, high schools, school children

An inter-school quiz on Chemistry Bhagyabati Nayak   |   added on Nov 28, 2011    |    India An inter-school quiz on Chemistry was organised on November 26 in which participants from 22 schools from all over Odisha took part. The competition was held in six rounds and six schools qualified for the final rounds
Topic: “chemistry” – the mother of sciences Audience: students, general public, professors, educators, teachers, high schools, school children, secondary schools students

Lec/Demo (Marathi): rasayanshastratil gamti-jamti (chemistry is fun!) Arnab Bhattacharya   |   added on Nov 28, 2011    |    India TIFR Public Outreach and Pratibha Study Circle Mulund bring you a lecture-demonstration specially for the International Year of Chemistry on 7th Dec. 2011. This programme will be in Marathi, and will showcase a series of fun hand-on chemistry experiments, many of which can be done with simple "chemicals" found in the kitchen!
Topic: celebrating chemistry, demonstrations, hands-on activities Audience: students, general public, teachers

Chai and Why? Molecules that modulate your mood Arnab Bhattacharya   |   added on Nov 22, 2011    |    India Chai and Why? is TIFR's twice-a-month science cafe. Prof. Vidita Vaidya looks at the variety of molecules that serve as messengers between neurons in the brain. Some of them including serotonin, norepinephrine, anandamide and dopamine are molecules that shape complex emotions like happiness, motivation, fear and love.
Topic: chemistry education, celebrating chemistry, seminars, educational materials Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, post graduate students, women chemists, educational institutions, secondary school students, high schools, school children, secondary schools

The Nanotechnology Revolution: Visions of the Future Jean-Michel Armengol   |   added on Nov 18, 2011    |    Andorra The famous phrase 'There is plenty of room at the bottom' end of the lecture by Professor Feynman in 1959, scientific interest focused on the ability to manipulate things at very small scale: the nanoscale. Nanotechnology encompasses a wide range of scientific disciplines and industrial activities.
Topic: conferences, celebrating chemistry Audience: general public, students, professional chemists