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Old tradition in chemical education at the University of Bucharest
Ass. Prof. Dr. Irina Zarafu
Bucharest University was founded in 4/16.07.1864 by Alexandru Ioan Cuza the first prince of the small Romania, formed by the unification in 1859 of the two Romanian provinces: Wallachia and Moldavia. The University of Bucharest is an influential player within the community of Romanian higher education and research. It plays its part in a global intellectual community working towards protecting and reinforcing academic values, as well as towards promoting diversity and international collaboration. The University of Bucharest presently comprises (...)
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European spirit of chemistry illustrated by the NENITZESCU-CRIEGE cooperation
Prof. Dr. Sorin Rosca
Prof. Dr. Michaela Dina Stanescu
The mankind progress depend a lot of people dedication and knowledge. The International Year of Chemistry is a good opportunity to celebrate such special people. A representative figure of Romanian Organic Chemistry was Professor Costin D. Nenitzescu (1902-1970) for many years Chief of Organic Chemistry Department of Chemical Engineering Faculty from POLITEHNICA University Bucharest and also founder and Director of Romanian Academy Centre of Organic Chemistry. A cooperation generated by the (...)
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Research excellence at PETRU PONI Research Institute of Romanian Academy, Iasi
Prof. Dr. Bogdan Simionescu
The "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (PPIMC), Iasi, Romania is an Institute of Excellence of the Romanian Academy. Established in February 1949, PPIMC has a sixty years long tradition in fundamental and applied research in polymer chemistry and physics, polymer materials, organic and inorganic chemistry. Located in Copou Hills and extended on an area of ten thousand square meters (laboratories of synthesis and physico-chemical analysis, conference hall, library, production units, mechanical and electrical workrooms), with a (...)
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The International Year of Chemistry celebrated by the Cluj branch of Romanian Chemical Society
Dr. Virginia Coman (RChS-Cluj Branch president)
Prof. Dr. Anca Silvestru (RChS-Cluj Branch vice-president)
The Cluj branch of the Romanian Chemical Society is formed by chemists involved in teaching, research and industrial activities developed in the frame of faculties, research institutes and laboratories. The main activities in 2011 are dedicated to the International Year of Chemistry. They are focused on our continuous interest both to promote chemistry among the large public and especially to the young generation and to offer special opportunities to students and young researchers to become valuable scientists in their field of interest. Further on we want to point some activities with (...)
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European Collaboration for Environmental Study Programs, TRANSILVANIA University of Brasov Experience
Prof. Dr. Camelia Draghici
Brasov is located in the geographical heart of Romania, and is one of the most important industrial, cultural and scientific centres of Transylvania and of the entire country. The beginning of higher education in Brasov started in 1948 as the Institute for Planning, and developed in time as several institutes like Sylviculture Institute, Institute of Mechanics, Polytechnic Institute, Institute of Pedagogy and University of Brasov (1971). In 1991, the university received its current name, TRANSILVANIA University of Brasov, which is a State University, carrying out scientific research, teaching as (...)
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Promoting Chemistry among young people, AUREL VLAICU University of Arad
Ass. Prof. Dorina Chambre
AUREL VLAICU University of Arad was developed after 1989, from a branch of Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara, in response to the need of educational process enhancement according Lisbon target. It has behind different attempt to create a high education institution in Arad (Theological Institute-1822, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnique-1947). Different courses in chemistry field are included in the curricula for undergraduate and master students of the Faculty of Food engineering, Tourism and Environmental protection, founded in 2000. The Arad branch of Chemical Society was initiated since (...)
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IYC in the eyes of the Young Chemist Section of Romanian Chemical Society
Dr. Maria-Cristina Todasca
Young Chemists Section (STC) of Romanian Chemical Society (SChR) celebrated along with the entire world the International Year of Chemistry organizing events for all Romanian young chemists either from schools, high schools, universities or industry. The events organized by Young Chemist Section of SChR where either traditional ones that were continued with more enthusiasm and with special proceedings dedicated to IYC or new events that we hope to turn into tradition. Traditional events like "ChemEx" - Exchange program for students from different universities across Romania - continued this year in some usual places like (...)
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ECTN Association Administrative Council: The next meeting will take place on Sunday 9th October 2011 in Helsinki. Any member wishing to add items to the agenda for this meeting are invited to send them to Tony Smith as soon as possible.
For information, new ECTN Association Application Forms are available for download (version 1110) from the top menu item "Forms download", or directly from <here>.
Eurolabel Committee Meeting: The next meeting will take place on Friday 7th October 2011 in Helsinki. Any member wishing to add items to the agenda for this meeting are invited to send them to Pavel Drašar as soon as possible.
EChemTest Committee Meeting: The next meeting will take place on Friday 7th October 2011 in Helsinki. Any member wishing to add items to the agenda for this meeting are invited to send them to Pascal Mimero as soon as possible.
"EC2E2N 2" New Project Application
Anthony Smith, Lyon FR (E.U.)
The Progress Report for the EC2E2N project has been evaluated and accepted by the European Commission. A copy of the ‘Plans for the Future’ part of the report is available here.
The next Management Committee meeting of the project will take place on Saturday 8th October 2011 in Helsinki. If there are any items you would like discussed by the committee please let Tony Smith know.
NEW PROJECT APPLICATION
The deadline for the application for a new network project, to run from October 2012 to September 2015, is 2nd February 2012. The Management Committee would be very pleased to receive any ideas for this new project. Any topic concerning higher education in chemistry and /or chemical engineering is eligible. We need to produce an innovative project to maximize our chances of receiving funding. Please send Tony Smith your ideas as soon as possible.
Read the full project call online
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EC2E2N Management Committee Meeting: The next meeting will take place on Saturday 8th October 2011 in Helsinki. Any member wishing to add items to the agenda for this meeting are invited to send them to Tony Smith as soon as possible.
WP12 Survey REMINDER:Towards European quality labels for teacher education programmes
Ilka Parchmann, Kiel DE (E.U.) & Iwona Maciejowska, Kraków PL (E.U.)
One of the goals of WP12 is to collect general and content-specific information about pre-service teacher education in different countries (secondary school teachers). You could help us by fulfilling an on-line questionnaire or forwarding this request to the appropriate person in your university/region/country.
Thank you in advance
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WP13 Report:European Contest started in Poland
Artur Michalak, Kraków PL (E.U.)
On Sept. 15th-18th in Kraków (Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University), the national stage of the European EChemTest Competition took place. The competition was organized during the 1st Forum of Young Chemist, a conference organized for high-school students in Poland. The European EChemTest Competition is addressed to students at the secondary education level (before entering university).
The competition is organized by the EChemTest Testing Centres and consists of two stages:
(i) Local/National stage - organized in each of the Testing Centres (September 2011 - February 2012);
(ii) European finale - organized in one of the Testing Centres in February 2012.
During the Kraków event, 79 high-school students from all parts of Poland participated in the first stage of the competition in which there had to solve "GC1" General Chemistry 1 test (in Polish). The average result was 84.9%; 4 students solved the test with the maximum score of 100%.
11 students were qualified for the second stage in which there had to solve "GC2" Level 2 General Chemistry test (in Polish). The results were in the range of 61%-93%, with an average of 74%. The two winners that will part in the European Finale were:
Damian Antoniak from Warsaw - 93 % in GC2 (100 % in GC1)
Tymoteusz Basak from Kolobrzeg - 81 % in GC2 (97 % in GC1)
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Pascal Mimero, Lyon FR (E.U.)
Reminder, call for contributions opened for our next two Special Editions scheduled:
end of October, one Special Edition dedicated to African and Middle-Eastern countries, anybody from this continent having interest, within the IYC context or for Chemical Education purpose, to publish or disseminate information, are pleased to contact me;
mid-November, the second Special Edition dedicated to Central and South Americas, and same as above, do not hesitate if you want to contribute.
IUPAC 2011, "Chemistry Bridging Innovation Among the Americas and the World", San Juan PR
Iwona Maciejowska, Krakow PL (E.U.)
The 43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress "Chemistry Bridging Innovation Among the Americas and the World" took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 31.08 to 05.08.2011.
Besides seven Nobel price laureates, IUPAC President, ACS President, etc... Prof. C. Mahidol, Her Majesty Princess of Thailand, gave a lecture. A special event held in the frame of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry. There were ten concurrent sessions each day from Monday through Thursday and Poster Sessions each afternoon and evening. Over 3.200 chemists from all over the world attended the congress.
In the framework of IAC 500 and IAC 501 Symposia "Industrial and Applied Chemistry - Chemists' Employability and Professional Development", EC2E2N and ECTNA outcomes were also presented during the Congress. Jiri Barek presented a talk entitled "Quality labels and employability in chemistry" which also included the report on "Employability of the Chemistry First Cycles Graduates", and Pascal Mimero a talk about "Quality standards in chemistry assessment: EChemTest, one of the available services to help chemists' recognition on the market". The other speakers were G. Klotz (CEFIC), M.J. Droescher (COCI IUPAC), Arlene Russell and Mary Kirchoff (ACS), and Sergio Facchetti (SCI).
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Eric Scerri, Los Angeles CA (USA)
Eric has written a number of books and articles dealing with the Periodic Table. He recently informed us about his new website:
Comments and suggestions are most welcome. If you find any interest please also consider making a link to your own website.
Two of the published titles:
A Very Short Introduction to the Periodic Table, Oxford University Press, 2011
The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance, Oxford University Press, 2007.
UCLA faculty website: http://faculty.chemistry.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=294334
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Symposium "Chemical Education: International and Multicultural Perspectives", ACS 243rd National Meeting, San Diego CA USA, March 25-29, 2012
Santiago Sandi-Urena, Tampa FL (USA)
Member of the International Activities Committee of the Division of Chemical Education of the ACS.
We are organizing a symposium for the ACS 243rd National Meeting in San Diego in March 25-29, 2012.The title of the symposium is "Chemical Education: International and Multicultural Perspectives". We would like to have as many international participants as possible. Our intention is to promote international interactions and stir some collaborations and discussions! Deadline for submission of abstracts is approaching fast: October 31, 2011. Any other ideas in helping us spread the word will be greatly appreciated.
Please find below the symposium abstract and contact information:Dr. Santiago Sandi-Urena
Abstract submission link: http://abstracts.acs.org/chem/243nm/meetingview.php?page=session&par_id=343
Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, CHE 202C,4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620,
, (913) 974-0942
Dr. Sonali Raje
Department of Chemistry, 528D Smith Hall, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252,
, (410) 704-4622
International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2012), Mauritius, July 2-6, 2012
Ponnadurai Ramasami, Port-Louis (MU)
Greetings from Mauritius!!
The International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2012) will be held on July 2-6, 2012, at Hilton hotel, in Mauritius.
The theme of ICPAC 2012 is "Chemistry: The Key for our Future" for this event. ICPAC 2012 will feature a keynote lecture, a wide variety of plenary, invited and contributed lectures as well as poster sessions.
Prof Robert Huber, the 1988 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, will deliver the keynote lecture.
Participants are invited to submit abstracts for ICPAC 2012
Full papers (optional) will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be collected in the book of proceedings to be published by Springer.
There will also be workshops and symposia conducted by experts on different chemical aspects.
It will also be an opportunity for participants to visit the island of Mauritius, famous for its sun, sea and sand and multicultural aspects.
31st Dec 2011
Abstract Submission (Oral or Poster)
15th Mar 2012
Booking for Accommodation
01st Apr 2012
01st May 2012
Full Paper (Optional)
01st Oct 2012
We look forward to welcoming you, academicians and researchers, to participate in this International gathering.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any more information.
Dr. Ponnadurai Ramasami
CSci, CChem, FICCE, FRSC
Chairman of ICPAC 2012
International Conference on New Perspectives in Sciences Education, March 8-9, 2012
Elisabetta delle Donne, Florence IT (E.U.)
The International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education will take place in Florence, Italy, on 8 -9 March 2012.
The New Perspective in Science Education
conference has the aim to promote transnational cooperation and share good
practice in the field of innovation for Science Education.
The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference provides excellent opportunities for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science education field.
The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference focuses on the following topics:
Science Teaching Methods
New Technologies for Science Teaching
Science Education Resources and Activities
Science Education Projects and Initiatives
Science Education and Disabled People
Training of Science Teachers
The Call for Papers, in the framework of the
New Perspectives in Science Education Conference, is addressed to
researchers, teachers and experts as well as to coordinators of projects and
initiatives in the field of science education. Researchers, teachers,
experts and project coordinators in the field of science education are
invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the New
Perspectives in Science Education Conference. The abstract should be written
in English (300 words) and
sent via e-mail to: , no later than 14 November 2011.
14 November 2011: Deadline for submitting abstracts
9 December 2011: Notification of Acceptance / Rejection
9 January 2012: Deadline for final submission of papers
8 – 9 March 2012: Dates of the conference
At the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference there will be three presentation modalities: Oral and poster presentations (in-person) and virtual (for those who cannot attend in person).
An ISBN publication will be produced with all the accepted papers.
For further information about the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference, please contact us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the conference website: http://www.pixel-online.net/science/
Dr. Elisabetta delle Donne
Via Luigi Lanzi 12, 50134 Firenze, Italy
Tel. +39-055-48.97.00 ; Fax. +39-055-462.88.73
Europlan - The European Cooperation Portal for Education, Training and Culture
International Conference on New Technologies for Language Learning
International Conference "The Future of Education"
International Conference "New Perspectives in Science Education"
|Joint autumn schools in Chios island (Greece) and Izmir (Turkey) - Oct. 5-11, 2011|
2011 Australian International Educational Conference - Adelaďde SA AU,
Oct. 11-14, 2011
www.aiec.idp.com - Download the Brochure ()
2011 - Recent Advances in Food Chemistry - Prague CZ, Nov. 1-4, 2011
www.rafa2011.eu - Download the Flyer ()
2011 - International Conference on Education, Research and
Innovation - Madrid ES, Nov. 14-16, 2011
- Rabbat MA, Nov. 15-17, 2011
International Conference "New Perspectives in Science Education" -
Florence IT, March 8-9, 2012
21st Symposium on Chemistry and Science
Education / Issues of Heterogeneity and Cultural Diversity in Science
Education and Science Education Research - TU Dortmund University, May 17-19, 2012
1st International Congress on Business and Economic Research (ICBER 2012)
Omoku-Nigeria, 25-28 June, 2012 - Download the Announcement ( 178Kb)
1st International Congress on Social and Cultural Studies (ICSCS 2012)
Omoku-Nigeria, 25-28 June, 2012 - Download the Announcement ( 179Kb)
5th International Conference "Research in
Didactics of the Sciences" - Krakow PL, June 27-29, 2012
International Conference on Pure and Applied
Chemistry - Mauritius, July 2-6, 2012
11th ECRICE (www.11ecrice.org) and 22nd ICCE (www.22icce.org); Rome IT, July 15-20, 2012
4th EuCheMS Chemistry Conference -
Prague CZ, August 26-30, 2012
2012 International Conference on Agriculture, Science and Engineering (ICASE 2012)
Omoku-Nigeria, September 3-7, 2012 - Download the Announcement ( 234Kb)
Conference on Environmental Studies and Research (ICESR 2012)
XV IOSTE Inte TN,
Oct 29 - Nov. 3, 2012
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