International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Commemorative IYC Publication (in Spanish): “Tienes química, tienes vida” Concepció Roca   |   added on Feb 23, 2011    |    Spain Divulgative publication by the Chemistry and Society Forum. It approaches eleven (for 2011) main sectors in which chemistry and the chemical industry play a vital role in human progress and wellbeing.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, publications, references Audience: general public, decision makers, students, educators

Spanish Official Opening for the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY 2011 Concepció Roca   |   added on Feb 23, 2011    |    Spain The celebration is Chaired by Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Spanish Government First Vice-President. Also participating are Ángel Gabilondo, Government Education Minister and Cristina Garmendia, Government Science and Innovation Minister.
Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: professors, decision makers, educators, general public

CHEMEX 2011 Trade Fair and Exhibition N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Feb 23, 2011    |    Sri Lanka The Trade Fair and Exhibition was held on 27-30 February 2011 at the Bandaranaike International Memorial Conference Hall, Colombo. IYC 2011 and the CHEMEX 2011 were ceremonially inaugurated by Hon. Prof. Tissa Vitharana Sr. Minister of Scientific Affairs on 27th February 2011.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, demonstrations, competition, industrial trade fair Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, educators, industrial chemists, research scientists, universities, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions, decision makers, tertiary education, secondary school students, secondary schools, school children, high schools, secondary schools students

Coal Seam Gas Ruth Meaney   |   added on Feb 22, 2011    |    Australia Hear the Lead Chemist with Origin Energy, Oskar Jarvie, speak on Coal Seam Gas. As one of the New and Emerging Energy Technologies in Queensland, Australia, it is attracting interest with chemists, engineers and the general public, in particular the impact of these new technologies on local communities and their surroundings.
Topic: seminars Audience: general public, educators, industrial chemists, research scientists, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions, professional chemists

Design a new, non-plastic bag and dispenser - Art Contest for Safe Planet in Honolulu, Hawaii Alexandria Katis   |   added on Feb 22, 2011    |    Czech Republic Art Contest for primary, secondary and university students in Hawaii to design a new, non-plastic bag and dispenser.
Topic: art, competition Audience: students, educators, universities, teachers, educational institutions, secondary schools students, high schools, school children