IYC Weekly Round-up, 5/14-5/20

Here are some of the IYC happenings from the last week: Today, May 20, is World Metrology Day. Go forth, and celebrate. Be sure the check out the Peeps chemistry diorama Linda Wang wrote about earlier this week. ACS President Nancy Jackson made her first of two appearances on the “The Best of Our Knowledge” radio program. More than 800 students participated in hands-on activities during the two-day Malaysian Chemistry...

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IYC (Bi)Weekly Round-up, 4/30-5/13

Some of the IYC happenings from 4/30-5/13: As David Kroll points out over at Terra Sigillata, commencement season has commenced. Plus, school’s almost out for summer. Undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs who might have a little spare time on their hands might consider entering Nature Chemistry‘s “In Your Element” essay competition. Submission deadline: August 1. Elsevier is also hosting an essay...

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IYC Weekly Round-up, 4/9-4/22

Another extended edition of the round-up this week, but offerings of video goodness abound. But first, in honor of Earth Day, a quick look ahead: the next Cape Cod Science Cafe is next Friday, 4/29. The topic is alternative energy and sustainability, featuring Dan Nocera as the keynote speaker. In other news: The Philippines officially launched its IYC celebration with a kick-off event on Tuesday, April 12. The Hindu ran a brief story...

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IYC Weekly Round-up, 4/2-4/8

I made an egregious omission from last week’s round-up. I refer, of course, to the IYC Chemistry Dance from #ACSAnaheim: Also on the video front, winners of the “It’s Elemental” video contest, sponsored by Dow Chemical and hosted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, were announced yesterday. Eleven schools received grants from Dow, and all video submissions can be viewed from the contest page on CHF’s...

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International Year of Chemistry Opening Fiesta

After Thursday’s sequence of enthusiastic speeches that repeatedly declared that chemistry can solve all the worlds ailments (health, food security, energy etc), the second day of the opening ceremonies of the International Year of Chemistry at UNESCO headquarters in Paris got a bit more concrete on how this actually might happen, with talks from academics and industry leaders on how chemistry can improve nutrition, agriculture,...

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