International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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National Laboratory Mustache Day Jens Breffke   |   added on Feb 10, 2011    |    International National Lab Mustache Day (NLMD) strives to celebrate mustaches in the science laboratory over the ages. NLMD culminates on February 11th 2011 with lab mustache parties across the country and around the world. Everyone is invited to participate and celebrate.
Topic: science fair, art, demonstrations Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, post graduate students, research scientists, teachers

"Radionuclides in working places" Fernando Jimenez   |   added on Feb 07, 2011    |    Spain This activity is open to all people. To begin with, there will be a lecture and then an extensive round of questions and answers. Afterwards a visit to the laboratories could be organised.
Topic: conferences, demonstrations Audience: general public

Chemistry behind miracles Manasij Pal chowdhury   |   added on Feb 06, 2011    |    India A science show to students, which will show the truth behind many so-called miracles performed by so-calle saints.
Topic: demonstrations, hands-on activities Audience: students, high schools, secondary schools students

Chemistry Principles in Action Gwynneth Graciela Carla   |   added on Feb 05, 2011    |    United States This activity aims to promote interesting chemistry principles in two ways: 1) demonstrations to Pre-K to 8th graders by my high school chemistry students; and 2) teacher-created webquests as classroom tools for instruction.
Topic: demonstrations, chemistry experiments, simple experiments, chemistry activities, hands-on chemistry activities Audience: school children, high school students, chemistry teachers, science teachers, chemists, high school, elementary, middle school

Year Long Activities Promoting Chemistry Christine Dimirjian   |   added on Feb 05, 2011    |    United States Our chapter (Beta Gamma, UCLA) of the National Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma, has been involved with numerous activities promoting chemistry in the past years, and will continue this year as well. Our events for this year include community outreach, research lecture series and Undergraduate Research Poster Day.
Topic: hands-on activities, demonstrations Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, universities, school children, tertiary education