International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry beyond the bench Stuart Cantrill   |   added on Sep 07, 2011    |    United Kingdom To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry, Nature Chemistry has published a series of Commentary articles that look at broader issues in our subject beyond the science itself. These articles are free throughout September 2011.
Topic: chemistry education, networking, educational materials, publications Audience: general public, students, professional chemists, professors, educators, teachers, research scientists, universities, industrial chemists, post graduate students, women chemists, decision makers

National Chemistry Week Mary Moore   |   added on Sep 07, 2011    |    United States On October 25 and 26, Eastman and the Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 21st annual award winning “Celebration of Chemistry for 4th Graders.” Over 27,000 children have participated in this event since its inception in 1991.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, educational materials, hands-on activities, workshops, demonstrations, publications Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, professors, educators, teachers, industrial chemists, women chemists, educational institutions, high schools, school children, secondary schools, secondary schools students

Halloween in the Science Lab Thomas Kuntzleman   |   added on Sep 06, 2011    |    United States A chance for folks in Michigan to learn about and celebrate chemistry by doing hands-on activities and experiments and also by watching chemistry demonstrations.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, hands-on activities, demonstrations Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, school children

Chemistry at the Garden Alison Foster   |   added on Sep 06, 2011    |    United Kingdom A 3 month exhibition from October to December at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden in conjunction with the University of Oxford Chemistry Department. The exhibition will focus on the links between plants and chemistry - photosynthesis, pigments, the chemistry of taste and smell, new materials inspired by plants etc.
Topic: hands-on activities, workshops, sustainable and green chemistry, chemistry education Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, educators, teachers, post graduate students, secondary school students

Bruce J. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series Celebrating the IYC at Harvey Mudd College Gerald Van hecke   |   added on Sep 06, 2011    |    United States Four public lectures each featuring a distinguished chemist who will share views on the importance of chemistry to the future of mankind and the earth.
Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: students, general public, professors, educators