International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Women in Chemistry: Past, Present, and Future

Activity by Frances Sutherland   |   added on Feb 08, 2011   |   Canada Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Chemical Institute of Canada, Edmonton Local Section, The King's University College

A public lecture by Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Co-researcher with Marelene Rayner-Canham on aspects of the history of women in science, and of women in chemistry in particular, Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, will provide a personal perspective on the topic.  He will describe aspects of the history of women in chemistry – including the long-forgotten ‘golden era’ of the early part of the twentieth century.  In this brief survey, he will also introduce some of the pioneer women chemists – both famous and overlooked.  Then he will conclude by mentioning some of the issues that remain even today and by asking how the challenges might be addressed for the future.

Thursday Feb 17th, 2011
7:30 PM at The Kings University College

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(room number - follow posted signs)



Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education Audience: students, professors, professional chemists, general public, women chemists
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