International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Contest 'Enigmas moleculares' Pilar Perla   |   added on Feb 22, 2011    |    Spain During the International Year of Chemistry, once a month, we invite our readers to solve a chemical enigma.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, competition Audience: general public, teachers, educational institutions, secondary school students, secondary schools, high schools, tertiary education, research scientists

Design a new, non-plastic bag and dispenser - Art Contest for Safe Planet in Honolulu, Hawaii Alexandria Katis   |   added on Feb 22, 2011    |    Czech Republic Art Contest for primary, secondary and university students in Hawaii to design a new, non-plastic bag and dispenser.
Topic: art, competition Audience: students, educators, universities, teachers, educational institutions, secondary schools students, high schools, school children

Performing Science 2011 Selma Yilmaz   |   added on Feb 21, 2011    |    Germany The Center for Media and Interactivity (ZMI) at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen offers the Giessen Prize for scholarly presentation & lecture performance for the second time in 2011, which is the Year of Chemistry: Performing Science honors innovative forms of knowledge presentation.
Topic: competition Audience: students, professors, professional chemists, general public, research scientists, universities, post graduate students, women chemists

Launch of popularization activities for IYC2011 in China Can Zhang   |   added on Feb 18, 2011    |    China On Feb. 19, Chinese Chemical Society has a launch ceremony at China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing.
Topic: chemistry education, competition, celebrating chemistry Audience: students, high schools, secondary schools students

Symposium: “Globalizing Education: Graduate School Opportunities in North America & Europe” Jens Breffke   |   added on Feb 18, 2011    |    United States Chemistry Graduate School programs in different countries will be presented by national representatives as well as personal experience stories and representatives from chemical industries will talk about the importance of international experiences. Symposium at the 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Anaheim, CA, USA.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, conferences, educational materials, competition, references Audience: students, professors, educators, universities, research scientists, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions