International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry in developing countries Discussion Discussion Fastino Madzima   |   added on Mar 24, 2010 most developing countries, especially most African countries, they do not have proper scientific and technical support to develop their education and in-turn scientific environment properly: they lack some of the most important training tools such as training instruments and information exchange etc, how can we help them?
Topic: hands-on activities, science fair, seminars, science communication, workshops Audience: decision makers, professional chemists

Geocaching, IYC-2011 Discussion Discussion Tom Adamsen   |   added on Feb 05, 2010 The whole periodic table of elements, with each element released as a geocache (IYC2011 - <element>)
Topic: game, engaging the youth, international, periodic table Audience: students, general public, regional, norway, educators

Scientoon and Scientoonics: A novel approach to make people see that Chemistry is very interesting and is a part of our life Discussion Discussion Pradeep Srivastava   |   added on Jan 20, 2010 Scientoons are the cartoons, based on science. They not only make you smile and laugh but also provide information about new researches, subjects, data & concepts in a simple, understandable and interesting thought provoking way. Scientoonics deals with effective science communication using science cartoons called scientoons.
Topic: science communication, cartoons Audience: school children, students, tertiary education, educators, secondary schools

4th Central American Chemistry Olympiad and the 2nd Caribbean Chemistry Olympiad Discussion Discussion Randall Syedd   |   added on Dec 15, 2009 Chemistry Olympiad, Costa Rica, Central American, Caribbean
Topic: competition, international, chemistry olympiad Audience: educators, tertiary education, teachers, secondary schools

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry Discussion Discussion Lida Schoen   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 The YAC project intends to train teachers to help students communicate the benefits of chemistry. One aim of a YAC event is to popularize and raise public awareness of chemistry by encouraging young students to act as ambassadors for chemistry. If you know of a similar program, I would love to learn about it.
Topic: game, hands-on activities, show, science fair Audience: teachers, students, general public