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

Career Cafe Bridget Mccourt   |   added on Sep 09, 2011    |    United States Employee volunteers from the sponsoring companies will network with high school students during the National Chemistry Week celebration at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the exciting careers chemistry has to offer.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, hands-on activities, sustainable and green chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, teachers, high schools, school children

Chemistry of Cosmetics Monica Metzler   |   added on Sep 07, 2011    |    United States A continuation of ISC's "Chemistry for Grown-ups" series that began with beer, whiskey and chocolate, with upcoming programs on honey and coffee. A professor of chemistry and a cosmetic chemist will explain about the chemical content and properties of personal care products and direct people in conducting experiments.
Topic: chemistry education, hands-on activities, celebrating chemistry Audience: general public, adults

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