International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Famous but little publicly known chemists Suggestion Suggestion Marie-Claude Vitorge   |   added on Jul 26, 2010 The Idea is to implement these portraits under a conference form. I had selected chemists whose important aspects of their lives were unknown, surprising or choking or the three altogether.
Topic: conferences, history of chemistry Audience: general public, students, scientists

Chemistry quizz Suggestion Suggestion Marie-Claude Vitorge   |   added on Jul 26, 2010 The project aim is to create a database of chemistry questions and an on-line quiz game.
Topic: competition, game Audience: high schools, students

ORIGINS 2011 Suggestion Suggestion Marie-Claude Vitorge   |   added on Jul 26, 2010 The aim of the conference is to discuss and integrate recent discoveries in a variety of scientific fields including, for instance, the discovery of exoplanets, the early evolution of life or the molecular origins of life.
Topic: conferences Audience: general public, students, scientists

A Journey to the Center of the classification Suggestion Suggestion Marie-Claude Vitorge   |   added on Jul 26, 2010 In our play named “the atom chameleon”, we will be discussing the existence of atoms and its controversy trough the ages.
Topic: periodic table, history of chemistry, play Audience: general public, secondary schools, high schools, students, scientists

Chemistry, your life, your future. Discussion Discussion José Nogueira   |   added on Jul 23, 2010 I am thinking in doing a little work on chemistry at the school I attend, putting on display some material essential to the practice of chemistry. I was also thinking about giving my fellow students the opportunity to perform some experiments. I will also bring to school a major chemical Portuguese to lecture to students.
Topic: workshops, exhibition, science fair, experiments Audience: students