International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Nobel Quilts Karen Grant   |   added on Feb 22, 2012    |    United States Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities created two quilts of all the Nobel Laureates in chemistry, engaging students to learn about the history of chemistry.
Topic: history of chemistry, nobel laureates Audience: students, general public

Chemical Landmark: Kekule at Ghent Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011    |    Belgium On October 28 the work of August Kekule at Ghent University will be marked with the presentation of an RSC Chemical Landmark to Ghent University. The ceremony starts at 16:00 in the Aula of the University of Ghent with a reception afterwards.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, organic chemistry, kekule, history of chemistry Audience: general public, professors, historical, landmark, industrial chemists

Career Highlights and Influence of Marie Curie on Women Scientists Trudy Lionel   |   added on Jul 29, 2011    |    United States Dr. Darleane Hoffman will touch on a few highlights of her career and then discuss some of Marie Sklodowska-Curie’s less well -known contributions. She will also comment on the celebration this year of the 100th anniversary of the Award of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Marie Curie as the sole recipient.
Topic: women chemists, nuclear chemistry, history of chemistry, networking, nobel prize in chemistry Audience: chemists, students, educators

Essay on History of Chemistry at NIMR Frank Norman   |   added on Apr 19, 2011    |    United Kingdom An essay outlining the history of chemistry in biomedical research at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, from 1914 to present.
Topic: history of chemistry Audience:

Chemistry 1541 - 1911 exhibit Kerry Magruder   |   added on Apr 04, 2011    |    United States The "Chemistry, 1540 – 1911" exhibit features first editions and rare works by Marie Curie, Georg Agricola, Robert Fludd, Geber, Robert Boyle, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Amadeo Avogadro, Dmitrii Mendeleev, and others. Download a brochure, visit the Collections, and follow the blog (
Topic: history of chemistry, exhibitions, celebrating chemistry Audience: educators, students, general public, professors, professional chemists, teachers