International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry Week at the University of Costa Rica Sergio Musmanni   |   added on May 22, 2011    |    Costa Rica A seminar on renewable energy and biofuels, recycling technologies and resource efficiency, water pollution prevention and treatment, carbon footprint and climate change. The 5th seminar will be assigned to an international guest speaker on a subject within sustainability issues.
Topic: sustainable and green chemistry, conferences Audience: decision makers, general public, professors

Women in Chemistry Sergio Musmanni   |   added on May 22, 2011    |    Costa Rica A 4 women panel will be selected to share their activities / research in topics related to sustainability, for example resource efficiency and electronic waste; nanotechnology applications; structural coloration; and modern battery technologies.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, seminars Audience: professors, research scientists, universities, tertiary education

Careers in Chemistry Sergio Musmanni   |   added on May 22, 2011    |    Costa Rica A series of up to 9 careers of chemists will be highlighted with descriptions of what the chemist is doing and the chemistry behind. Some of the careers will come from the academic, private and public sector, like customs, metrology, forensics, environment, health, teaching, quality control, production, etc
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, publications Audience: students, high schools, educators, secondary school students

Molecules at an Exhibiion in the National Lottery Sergio Musmanni   |   added on May 22, 2011    |    Costa Rica Ten chemicals will be displayed, one on each piece of lottery (1-10). The proposed graphic design would contain the chemical structure, the generic name and the logo of IYC and Colegio de Quimicos. Information of the importance of the chemical will be available on a web page (Fundacion CIENTEC) with a short explanation.
Topic: publications, website, celebrating chemistry Audience: general public

"Expanding the Frontiers of Chemistry" - Seminar Series at the National University in Heredia, Costa Rica Sergio Madrigal-Carballo   |   added on Feb 23, 2011    |    Costa Rica An academic seminar under the topic "Expanding the frontiers of chemistry" will be held at the School of Chemistry (National University, Costa Rica) celebrating 2011-IYC. Invited speakers from abroad will share their experience in teaching and researching chemistry with local students and academia.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, networking, conferences, seminars, workshops Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, industrial chemists, post graduate students, universities, research scientists