International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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CHEMEX-2 Exhibition & Open Days at The Institute of Chemistry Ceylon , Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Nov 05, 2011    |    Sri Lanka The Exhibition and Open days conducted from 24-26 November, involved display of exhibits of academic nature mainly in Chemistry, Magic Shows in Chemistry, Seminars etc. This will be of immense benefit to the students.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, seminars, demonstrations, competition Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, teachers, research scientists, educational institutions, secondary school students, high schools, school children, secondary schools, secondary schools students, graduate students

Commemorating the Chemistry Greats - Devanandan Memorial Oration & Launching New IChemC Web site N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Nov 05, 2011    |    Sri Lanka As part of the new series of orations launched by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon in 2007 to commemorate the Chemistry greats, the fifth of the series was held to commemorate Dr. Michael Angelo Vincent Devanandan on 9th September 2011 at the P.P.G.L.Siriwardene Auditorium at Adamantane House.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, networking Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, research scientists, post graduate students, women chemists

Fantastic Forests Stephen Penny   |   added on Nov 04, 2011    |    United Kingdom Celebrate National Tree Week with staff from Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland. Enjoy a range of hands on activities celebrating the 2011 International Year of Forests. Activities relate to tree seeds but also to photosynthesis and carbon capture processes.
Topic: hands-on activities, sustainable and green chemistry, demonstrations Audience: school children, general public

Cafe Scientifique Heather Jarrett   |   added on Nov 04, 2011    |    United States With a global population of more than 7 billion, we face an urgent need for a renewable-based energy economy. Dr. Patricia DeMarco, Director of the Rachel Carson Institute in the School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University, will speak.
Topic: discussion, sustainable energy Audience: general public

Using Chemistry to Discover New Medicines and Improve Lives Katayune Presland   |   added on Nov 04, 2011    |    United Kingdom The talk is a popular science lecture on medicinal chemistry and will describe how new medicines are designed in the modern era on 29th November 2011 at Alderley Park, AstraZeneca.
Topic: medicinal chemistry, seminar, pharmaceutical chemistry Audience: a-level, teachers, college students, 16-18 year olds, education, industrial